A Well-Nourished Fort Wayne Spine Heals Better

Nutritional status marks your health status. Nutritional status is measured by a mix of 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). Aaron Chiropractic Clinic can deduce lots about the nutritional status of a Fort Wayne chiropractic patient during the initial clinical Fort Wayne chiropractic examination and establish a treatment plan to address any nutritional concerns that are uncovered 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 Fort Wayne post-surgical healing and diminish Fort Wayne post-back surgical problems.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One effective way to check your Fort Wayne nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers discuss how nutritional status influences postsurgical healing and outcomes. Specifically, hypoalbumin levels – low levels under 3.5 g/dL – indicate a malnourished state and are predictive of post-surgical recovery complication rates, especially for patients who experience anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Patients with 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, 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 remedied before a surgical intervention. (2) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic can coordinate a Fort Wayne blood test to check your levels. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic looks at statistics like this and appreciates how important nutrition is for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is prepared to help raise your nutritional status for optimal 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 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’s not good! (3) While these stats may not seem good for the hospital care, they did put the hospital on notice to do more to help these patients who present with a known risk before surgery. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic looks for ways to preempt Fort Wayne health issues by looking for them in advance!

Aaron Chiropractic Clinic looks to help Fort Wayne back pain patients stay away from back surgery if possible, and Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is also effective at helping our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape before and after surgery as needed. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is poised to work with Fort Wayne back pain patients who intend to get themselves into better shape and keep surgery at bay whenever possible. It’s not always a simple journey to a healthy nutritional status, but it is 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 Aaron Chiropractic Clinic, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Fort Wayne nutritional status guide.

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