Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster

Nutritional status denotes your health status. Nutritional status is measured by many 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). Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center can discover much about the nutritional status of a Paramus chiropractic patient during the initial clinical Paramus chiropractic examination and establish a treatment plan to address 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 help Paramus post-surgical healing and diminish Paramus post-back surgical problems.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One test that is a good indicator of your Paramus 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 – indicate a malnourished state and are indicative of post-surgical recovery complication rates, especially for patients who experience anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Patients who have 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) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center can help you get a Paramus blood test to check your levels. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center looks at statistics like this and sees how important nutrition is for our Paramus chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is ready to help raise 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 may not seem good for the hospital care, they did put the hospital on notice to do more to help these patients who present with a known risk before surgery. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center looks for ways to prevent Paramus health issues by looking for them early on!

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center looks to help Paramus back pain patients avoid back surgery if possible, and Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is also effective at directing our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as required. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is prepared to cooperate with Paramus back pain patients who desire a healthier nutritional status and keep surgery at bay whenever possible. It is not always a simple 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.

Count on Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Paramus nutritional status guide.

 
 
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