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Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster

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 patients 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!

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 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 did not place 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. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. looks 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.

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