Pflugerville Wellness Center Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster

Nutritional status denotes your health status. Factors like serum levels, weight and other issues determine 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). Pflugerville Wellness Center can tell a lot about the nutritional status of a Pflugerville chiropractic patient during the initial clinical Pflugerville chiropractic examination and set up a treatment plan to take care of any nutritional concerns that are uncovered particularly 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 facilitate Pflugerville post-surgical healing and reduce Pflugerville post-back surgical problems.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One effective way to check your Pflugerville nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers discuss how nutritional status shares postsurgical healing and outcomes. 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 experience 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, malnourished patients accounted for 28% 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%). Post-surgical readmission rates can be affected by pre-operative nutritional status, an issue that a patient can address before the surgery. (2) Pflugerville Wellness Center can help you get a Pflugerville blood test to check your levels. Pflugerville Wellness Center considers statistics like this and appreciates how important nutrition is for our Pflugerville chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Pflugerville Wellness Center is ready to help raise 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 significant roles in patient recovery. 88% of patients who had nutritional 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 didn’t place the hospital care in a good light, they did put the hospital on notice to do more to help these patients who present with a known risk before surgery. Pflugerville Wellness Center looks for ways to preempt Pflugerville health issues by looking for them in advance!

Pflugerville Wellness Center certainly wants to help Pflugerville back pain patients stay away from back surgery if possible, and Pflugerville Wellness Center is also effective at helping our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as required. Pflugerville Wellness Center is ready to work with Pflugerville back pain patients who want to get into good shape and keep surgery at bay whenever possible. It is not always a simple journey to a healthy nutritional status, but it’s a admirable 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 used.

Rely on Pflugerville Wellness Center, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Pflugerville nutritional status guide.

 
 
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