Spine & Sports Rehab Center Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster

Nutritional status indicates 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). Spine & Sports Rehab Center can deduce lots about the nutritional status of a Baton Rouge chiropractic patient during the initial clinical Baton Rouge chiropractic examination and establish a treatment plan to deal with any nutritional concerns that pop up 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 Baton Rouge post-surgical healing and lessen Baton Rouge post-back surgical complications.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One test that is a good indicator of your Baton Rouge 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 indicative of post-surgical recovery complication rates, especially for patients who undergo 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, 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%). Pre-operative nutritional status is an independent risk factor for re-admission after spine surgery that can surely be remedied before a surgical intervention. (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center can coordinate a Baton Rouge blood test to check your levels. Spine & Sports Rehab Center considers statistics like this and appreciates how important nutrition is for our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is ready to help raise 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 significant 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 do more to help these patients who present with a known risk before surgery. Spine & Sports Rehab Center searches for ways to prevent Baton Rouge health issues by looking for them in advance!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center looks to help Baton Rouge back pain patients stay away from back surgery if possible, and Spine & Sports Rehab Center is also good at helping our back pain patients attain good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as needed. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is prepared to work with Baton Rouge back pain patients who want to get into good shape and keep surgery at bay whenever feasible. It is not always an easy journey to a healthy nutritional status, but it is a worthy 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Baton Rouge nutritional status guide.

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