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Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster

April 11, 2017

Nutritional status indicates your health status. Nutritional status is measured by a mix of factors: serum levels, weight, and other issues. 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 deduce lots 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 take care of any nutritional concerns that are uncovered particularly 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 decrease Fort Wayne post-back surgical complications.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 – mark a malnourished state and are indicative of post-surgical recovery complication rates, particularly 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, 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 influenced by pre-operative nutritional status, an issue that a patient can address 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 understands how important nutrition is for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is prepared to help maximize 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 significant roles in patient recovery. 88% of patients who were nutritionally at-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 put the hospital care in a good light, 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc searches for ways to preempt Fort Wayne health issues by looking for them early on!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc looks to help Fort Wayne back pain patients avoid back surgery if possible, and Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is also effective at assisting our back pain patients attain good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as required. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is ready to cooperate with Fort Wayne back pain patients who want to get into good shape and keep surgery at bay whenever possible. It’s not always an easy path to a healthy nutritional status, but it’s 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.

Rely on Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Fort Wayne nutritional status guide.