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Nutritional Status Affects Spine Healing

Your health status and nutritional status mirror each other. Factors like serum levels, weight and other issues guage 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). Malverne Health & Wellness can discover much about the nutritional status of a Malverne chiropractic patient during the first clinical Malverne chiropractic examination and set up a treatment plan to address any nutritional concerns that pop up particularly 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 Malverne post-surgical healing and decrease Malverne post-back surgical complications.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One test that is a good marker of your Malverne 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 – indicate a malnourished state and are indicative of post-surgical recovery complication rates, particularly for patients who experience 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%). Post-surgical readmission rates can be influenced by pre-operative nutritional status, an issue that a patient can address before the surgery. (2) Malverne Health & Wellness can help you get a Malverne blood test to check your levels. Malverne Health & Wellness looks at statistics like this and appreciates how important nutrition is for our Malverne chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Malverne Health & Wellness is prepared to help maximize your nutritional status for optimal healing preoperatively, postoperatively and back surgery-preventatively!

Lastly, in a study of spine surgery patients in an orthopedic hospital, nutritional status was obtained when they were admitted and discharged via the Nutritional Risk Score 2002. It was found that 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 did not put the hospital care in a good light, they did alert the hospital to be more cognizant and ready to help these patients who come in for surgical procedures with a known risk. Malverne Health & Wellness looks for ways to address Malverne health issues by looking for them early on!

Malverne Health & Wellness looks to help Malverne back pain patients stay away from back surgery if possible, and Malverne Health & Wellness is also effective at helping our back pain patients attain good nutritional and physical shape before and after surgery as required. Malverne Health & Wellness is poised to cooperate with Malverne back pain patients who want to get into good shape and keep surgery at bay whenever feasible. It is not always a simple journey to a healthy nutritional status, but it is 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.

Rely on Malverne Health & Wellness, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Malverne nutritional status guide.

 
 
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