Palmer Chiropractic Center Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster

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). Palmer Chiropractic Center can deduce lots about the nutritional status of a Lynchburg chiropractic patient during the first clinical Lynchburg chiropractic examination and set up a treatment plan to address any nutritional concerns that are uncovered especially 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 assist Lynchburg post-surgical healing and lessen Lynchburg post-back surgical problems.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One test that is a good indicator of your Lynchburg nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers discuss how nutritional status affects 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, 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, 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 affected by pre-operative nutritional status, an issue that a patient can deal with before the surgery. (2) Palmer Chiropractic Center can coordinate a Lynchburg blood test to check your levels. Palmer Chiropractic Center considers statistics like this and understands how important nutrition is for our Lynchburg chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Palmer Chiropractic Center is ready to help raise your nutritional status for optimal 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 were nutritionally at-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’s not good! (3) While these stats may not seem great for the hospital care, they did alert the hospital to be more aware and ready to help these patients who present with a known risk before surgery. Palmer Chiropractic Center looks for ways to preempt Lynchburg health issues by looking for them in advance!

Palmer Chiropractic Center looks to help Lynchburg back pain patients avoid back surgery if possible, and Palmer Chiropractic Center is also good at helping our back pain patients attain good nutritional and physical shape before and after surgery as needed. Palmer Chiropractic Center is prepared to work with Lynchburg back pain patients who intend to get themselves into better shape and keep surgery at bay when possible. It is 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 used.

Count on Palmer Chiropractic Center, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Lynchburg nutritional status guide.

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