A Well-Nourished Sandy Springs Spine Heals Better

Nutritional status denotes your health status. Factors like serum levels, weight and other issues determine nutritional status. 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). Cross Chiropractic Center can deduce lots about the nutritional status of a Sandy Springs chiropractic patient during the first clinical Sandy Springs chiropractic examination and establish a treatment plan to address 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 assist Sandy Springs post-surgical healing and diminish Sandy Springs post-back surgical complications.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One test that is a good marker of your Sandy Springs nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers talk about how nutritional status influences 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, particularly 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 influenced by pre-operative nutritional status, an issue that a patient can address before the surgery. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center can help you get a Sandy Springs blood test to check your levels. Cross Chiropractic Center considers statistics like this and appreciates how important nutrition is for our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Cross Chiropractic Center is prepared to help maximize your nutritional status for optimal 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 influential 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 is not very good! (3) While these stats didn’t put the hospital care in a good light, they did alert the hospital to be more aware and ready to help these patients who come in for surgical procedures with a known risk. Cross Chiropractic Center looks for ways to address Sandy Springs health issues by looking for them early on!

Cross Chiropractic Center looks to help Sandy Springs back pain patients stay away from back surgery if possible, and Cross Chiropractic Center is also good at assisting our back pain patients attain good nutritional and physical shape before and after surgery as needed. Cross Chiropractic Center is prepared to work with Sandy Springs back pain patients who intend to get themselves into better shape and keep surgery at bay when possible. It is not always a simple path to a healthy nutritional status, but it’s a valuable 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 chosen.

Count on Cross Chiropractic Center, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Sandy Springs nutritional status guide.

 
 
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