A Well-Nourished Fernandina Beach Spine Heals Better

Nutritional status marks your health status. Factors like serum levels, weight and other issues rate nutritional status. ABCD are factors taken into account – Anthropomorphic status (weight/body), Biochemical (blood tests), Clinical (how well the body functions work as checked by a physician) and Dietary (what you eat). Amelia Chiropractic Clinic can deduce lots about the nutritional status of a Fernandina Beach chiropractic patient during the first clinical Fernandina Beach chiropractic examination and set up a treatment plan to deal with any nutritional concerns that pop up 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 facilitate Fernandina Beach post-surgical healing and diminish Fernandina Beach post-back surgical complications.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One test that is a good indicator of your Fernandina Beach nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers discuss how nutritional status influences postsurgical outcomes and healing. Specifically, hypoalbumin levels – low levels under 3.5 g/dL – demonstrate a malnourished state and are indicative of post-surgical recovery complication rates, especially for patients who undergo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Patients who have low albumin concentrations before surgery had higher rates of having 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%). Post-surgical readmission rates can be affected by pre-operative nutritional status, an issue that a patient can address before the surgery. (2) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic can help you get a Fernandina Beach blood test to check your levels. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic considers statistics like this and understands how important nutrition is for our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Amelia 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 had nutritional risk received nutritional support while admitted to 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 didn’t put the hospital care in a good light, they did alert the hospital to do more to help these patients who present with a known risk before surgery. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic searches for ways to address Fernandina Beach health issues by checking for them early on!

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic certainly wants to help Fernandina Beach back pain patients stay away from back surgery if possible, and Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is also effective at helping our back pain patients attain good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as required. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is poised to work with Fernandina Beach back pain patients who intend to get themselves into better shape and keep surgery at bay whenever feasible. It’s not always an easy journey to a healthy nutritional status, but it’s a worthy one for your physical body’s health and potential healing if surgery is called for as well as when a non-surgical healing approach is used.

Count on Amelia Chiropractic Clinic, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Fernandina Beach nutritional status guide.

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