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Vancouver Disc Centers Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster

Your health status and nutritional status mirror each other. 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). Vancouver Disc Centers can deduce lots about the nutritional status of a Vancouver chiropractic patient during the initial clinical Vancouver chiropractic examination and establish 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 help Vancouver post-surgical healing and diminish 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 – indicate 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) Vancouver Disc Centers can coordinate a Vancouver blood test to check your levels. Vancouver Disc Centers considers statistics like this and understands how important nutrition is for our Vancouver chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Vancouver Disc Centers is ready to help maximize your nutritional status for best 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 had nutritional risk received 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 didn’t place the hospital care in a good light, they did put the hospital on notice to do more to help these patients who present with a known risk before surgery. Vancouver Disc Centers searches for ways to prevent Vancouver health issues by looking for them in advance!

Vancouver Disc Centers certainly wants to help Vancouver back pain patients avoid back surgery if possible, and Vancouver Disc Centers is also effective at assisting our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape before and after surgery as needed. Vancouver Disc Centers is prepared to work with Vancouver back pain patients who desire a healthier nutritional status and keep surgery at bay whenever feasible. It’s not always a simple journey to a healthy nutritional status, but it’s a admirable 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.

Rely on Vancouver Disc Centers, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Vancouver nutritional status guide.

 
 
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