Nutritional status marks your
health status. 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). Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. can discover much about the nutritional status of a Auburn
chiropractic patient during the first clinical Auburn
chiropractic examination and establish a treatment plan to address any nutritional concerns that pop
up especially 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
Auburn post-surgical healing and lessen
Auburn post-back surgical problems.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!
One test that is a good indicator of your
Auburn 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 – mark a
malnourished state and are predictive of post-surgical
recovery complication rates, particularly for patients who undergo
anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Low albumin concentrations in
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 surely be addressed before a
surgical intervention. (2) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. can coordinate
a Auburn blood test to check your levels. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. considers statistics like this and appreciates how
important nutrition is for our Auburn chiropractic patients’ health
and healing as well as their spine care. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is ready
to help improve your nutritional status for optimum
healing preoperatively, postoperatively and back surgery-preventatively!
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 influential roles in patient recovery. 88%
of patients who were nutritionally at-risk got
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 may not seem great
for the hospital care, they did alert the hospital to do more to
help these patients who present
with a known risk before surgery. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. searches for
ways to preempt Auburn health issues by looking
for them early on!
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. certainly
wants to help Auburn back pain patients stay away from
back surgery if possible, and Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is also effective at directing
our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical
shape pre- and post-surgically as required. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
is poised to work with Auburn
back pain patients who want to get into good shape and keep surgery
at bay whenever feasible. It’s not always
a simple journey to a healthy nutritional status, but it
is 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 Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C., your back pain specialty practice, to be your Auburn nutritional status guide.