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A Well-Nourished Mandeville Spine Heals Better

Your health status and nutritional status mirror each other. Factors like serum levels, weight and other issues rate nutritional status. 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). Mandeville Chiropractic can deduce lots about the nutritional status of a Mandeville chiropractic patient during the initial clinical Mandeville chiropractic examination and establish a treatment plan to take care of any nutritional concerns that are uncovered especially 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 help Mandeville post-surgical healing and diminish Mandeville post-back surgical problems.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One effective way to check your Mandeville nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers talk about how nutritional status influences 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, especially for patients who undergo 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, 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) Mandeville Chiropractic can coordinate a Mandeville blood test to check your levels. Mandeville Chiropractic considers statistics like this and sees how important nutrition is for our Mandeville chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Mandeville Chiropractic is ready to help maximize your nutritional status for optimum 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 had nutritional risk received 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 is not very good! (3) While these stats may not seem good for the hospital care, they did put the hospital on notice to be more cognizant and ready to help these patients who come in for surgical procedures with a known risk. Mandeville Chiropractic searches for ways to preempt Mandeville health issues by checking for them early on!

Mandeville Chiropractic looks to help Mandeville back pain patients avoid back surgery if possible, and Mandeville Chiropractic is also good at directing our back pain patients attain good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as required. Mandeville Chiropractic is prepared to work with Mandeville back pain patients who desire a healthier nutritional status and keep surgery at bay when feasible. It is not always an easy path 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 chosen.

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

 
 
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