Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster04/11/2017Nutritional status marks 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). Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc can discover much about the nutritional status of a Fort Wayne chiropractic patient during the first clinical Fort Wayne chiropractic examination and set up a treatment plan to address any nutritional concerns that pop up 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 facilitate Fort Wayne post-surgical healing and decrease Fort Wayne post-back surgical complications.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care! One test that is a good sign of your Fort Wayne nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers talk about how nutritional status shares postsurgical healing and outcomes. Specifically, hypoalbumin levels – low levels under 3.5 g/dL – mark a malnourished state and are indicative of post-surgical recovery complication rates, particularly 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%). Post-surgical readmission rates can be influenced by pre-operative nutritional status, an issue that a patient can deal with before the surgery. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc can help you get a Fort Wayne blood test to check your levels. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc considers statistics like this and appreciates how important nutrition is for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is ready to help improve 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 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’s not good! (3) While these stats did not put the hospital care in a good light, they did alert the hospital to be more cognizant and ready to help these patients who come in for surgical procedures with a known risk. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc searches for ways to address Fort Wayne health issues by looking for them early on! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc looks to help Fort Wayne back pain patients stay away from back surgery if possible, and Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is also effective at helping our back pain patients attain good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as needed. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is poised to work with Fort Wayne back pain patients who want to get into good shape and keep surgery at bay when possible. It’s not always a simple journey to a healthy nutritional status, but it’s a valuable 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. Rely on Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Fort Wayne nutritional status guide.Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today! « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."