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Nutritional Status Affects Spine Healing

Your health status and nutritional status mirror each other. Nutritional status is measured by many factors: serum levels, weight, and other issues. 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). Manahawkin Chiropractic Center can deduce lots about the nutritional status of a Manahawkin chiropractic patient during the first clinical Manahawkin chiropractic examination and establish a treatment plan to deal with any nutritional concerns that are uncovered 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 Manahawkin post-surgical healing and reduce Manahawkin post-back surgical problems.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One effective way to check your Manahawkin 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 – demonstrate a malnourished state and are indicative 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 certainly be addressed before a surgical intervention. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center can coordinate a Manahawkin blood test to check your levels. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center considers statistics like this and understands how important nutrition is for our Manahawkin chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is prepared to help maximize your nutritional status for best 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 influential roles in patient recovery. 88% of patients who were nutritionally at-risk got 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 do more to help these patients who present with a known risk before surgery. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center searches for ways to prevent Manahawkin health issues by looking for them in advance!

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center certainly wants to help Manahawkin back pain patients avoid back surgery if possible, and Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is also good at directing our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as required. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is ready to cooperate with Manahawkin back pain patients who want to get into good shape and keep surgery at bay when possible. It’s not always an easy path to a healthy nutritional status, but it’s a admirable 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.

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

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