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Nutritional Status Affects Spine Healing

Nutritional status marks your health status. Nutritional status is measured by many factors: serum levels, weight, and other issues. ABCD are factors considered – Anthropomorphic status (weight/body), Biochemical (blood tests), Clinical (how well the body functions work as checked by a physician) and Dietary (what you eat). Most Chiropractic Clinic can tell a lot about the nutritional status of a Murfreesboro chiropractic patient during the first clinical Murfreesboro chiropractic examination and set up a treatment plan to deal with any nutritional concerns that are uncovered particularly in patients who may be susceptible to a back surgery or any other surgical intervention for that matter. A good pre-surgical nutritional status will assist Murfreesboro post-surgical healing and reduce Murfreesboro post-back surgical problems.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One effective way to check your Murfreesboro nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers talk about how nutritional status affects postsurgical healing and outcomes. Specifically, hypoalbumin levels – low levels under 3.5 g/dL – mark a malnourished state and are indicative of post-surgical recovery complication rates, especially for patients who experience anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Low albumin concentrations in patients before surgery had higher rates of experiencing any major postoperative complication(s) like pulmonary, cardiac and reoperation as well as longer stays in the hospital. (1) In one study, 28% of patients were found to be malnourished and more likely to have a postoperative complication and a longer hospital stay (8.67 days instead of 3.8 days). 14.48% of these spine surgery patients were re-admitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. Malnourished patients’ re-admission rate (27.5%) was three times that of nourished patients (9.52%). Pre-operative nutritional status is an independent risk factor for re-admission after spine surgery that can certainly be addressed before a surgical intervention. (2) Most Chiropractic Clinic can coordinate a Murfreesboro blood test to check your levels. Most Chiropractic Clinic looks at statistics like this and appreciates how important nutrition is for our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Most Chiropractic Clinic is ready to help raise your nutritional status for optimum healing preoperatively, postoperatively and back surgery-preventatively!

Lastly, the nutritional status of spine surgery patients at an orthopedic hospital was gathered using the Nutritional Risk Score 2002 at admission and discharge. Their nutritional status – nutritional risk, malnutrition, overweight and obesity – and nutritional support at the hospital after surgery play significant roles in patient recovery. 88% of patients who were nutritionally at-risk got nutritional support while staying in the hospital. These nutritional status factors changed: nutritional risk increased from 11.6% to 19.4%; malnutrition status increased from 12.7% to 20.6%; overweight status decreased from 35.9% to 31.0%; and obesity status reduced from 7.41% to 5.79%. Bottomline: the incidence of nutritional risk and malnutrition increased significantly. That’s not good! (3) While these stats may not seem great for the hospital care, they did put the hospital on notice to do more to help these patients who present with a known risk before surgery. Most Chiropractic Clinic searches for ways to address Murfreesboro health issues by checking for them early on!

Most Chiropractic Clinic certainly wants to help Murfreesboro back pain patients avoid back surgery if possible, and Most Chiropractic Clinic is also good at directing our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as required. Most Chiropractic Clinic is poised to work with Murfreesboro back pain patients who desire a healthier nutritional status and keep surgery at bay whenever feasible. It’s not always a simple path to a healthy nutritional status, but it’s a valuable one for your physical body’s health and future healing if surgery is called for as well as when a non-surgical healing approach is chosen.

Rely on Most Chiropractic Clinic, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Murfreesboro nutritional status guide.

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