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Moriarty Chiropractic Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster

April 11, 2017

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). Moriarty Chiropractic can discover much about the nutritional status of a Nashua chiropractic patient during the first clinical Nashua chiropractic examination and set up a treatment plan to deal with any nutritional concerns that pop up 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 facilitate Nashua post-surgical healing and reduce Nashua post-back surgical problems.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One test that is a good sign of your Nashua nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers discuss how nutritional status shares postsurgical healing and outcomes. Specifically, hypoalbumin levels – low levels under 3.5 g/dL – demonstrate a malnourished state and are indicative of post-surgical recovery complication rates, especially for patients who undergo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Low albumin concentrations in patients 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 address before the surgery. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic can help you get a Nashua blood test to check your levels. Moriarty Chiropractic considers statistics like this and sees how important nutrition is for our Nashua chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Moriarty Chiropractic 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 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 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 be more aware and ready to help these patients who present with a known risk before surgery. Moriarty Chiropractic searches for ways to prevent Nashua health issues by checking for them in advance!

Moriarty Chiropractic certainly wants to help Nashua back pain patients stay away from back surgery if possible, and Moriarty Chiropractic is also effective at helping our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as required. Moriarty Chiropractic is poised to cooperate with Nashua back pain patients who intend to get themselves into better shape and keep surgery at bay whenever feasible. It is not always a simple journey to a healthy nutritional status, but it’s a valuable 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 Moriarty Chiropractic, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Nashua nutritional status guide.