A Well-Nourished Vancouver Spine Heals Better

Nutritional status marks your health status. Nutritional status is measured by many 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). Vancouver Spine Care Centre can discover much about the nutritional status of a Vancouver chiropractic patient during the first clinical Vancouver chiropractic examination and set up a treatment plan to deal with any nutritional concerns that pop up 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 Vancouver post-surgical healing and reduce Vancouver post-back surgical complications.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One effective way to check your Vancouver 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 – demonstrate a malnourished state and are predictive 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 experiencing 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 address before the surgery. (2) Vancouver Spine Care Centre can coordinate a Vancouver blood test to check your levels. Vancouver Spine Care Centre looks at statistics like this and understands how important nutrition is for our Vancouver chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is ready to help raise your nutritional status for optimum 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 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 is not very good! (3) While these stats may not seem great for the hospital care, they did alert the hospital to do more to help these patients who present with a known risk before surgery. Vancouver Spine Care Centre searches for ways to preempt Vancouver health issues by looking for them in advance!

Vancouver Spine Care Centre certainly wants to help Vancouver back pain patients stay away from back surgery if possible, and Vancouver Spine Care Centre is also good at assisting our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape before and after surgery as needed. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is poised to cooperate with Vancouver back pain patients who want to get into good shape and keep surgery at bay when feasible. 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 future healing if surgery is called for as well as when a non-surgical healing approach is used.

Rely on Vancouver Spine Care Centre, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Vancouver nutritional status guide.

 
 
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