A Well-Nourished Pensacola Spine Heals Better

Nutritional status marks your health status. Factors like serum levels, weight and other issues determine 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). Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center can discover much about the nutritional status of a Pensacola chiropractic patient during the first clinical Pensacola chiropractic examination and establish a treatment plan to address any nutritional concerns that are uncovered especially in patients who may be at risk for a back surgery or any other surgical intervention for that matter. A good pre-surgical nutritional status will assist Pensacola post-surgical healing and reduce Pensacola post-back surgical problems.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One effective way to check your Pensacola nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers discuss how nutritional status shares postsurgical outcomes and healing. Specifically, hypoalbumin levels – low levels under 3.5 g/dL – mark a malnourished state and are predictive 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, malnourished patients accounted for 28% 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) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center can coordinate a Pensacola blood test to check your levels. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center considers statistics like this and sees how important nutrition is for our Pensacola chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is prepared 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 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 is not very good! (3) While these stats may not seem good for the hospital care, they did put the hospital on notice to be more aware and ready to help these patients who come in for surgical procedures with a known risk. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center searches for ways to prevent Pensacola health issues by checking for them early on!

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center certainly wants to help Pensacola back pain patients avoid back surgery if possible, and Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is also good at assisting our back pain patients attain good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as needed. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is poised to work with Pensacola back pain patients who want to get into good shape and keep surgery at bay when possible. It’s not always a simple path to a healthy nutritional status, but it’s a admirable 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.

Rely on Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Pensacola nutritional status guide.

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