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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster

Nutritional status marks your health status. 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). Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn can tell a lot about the nutritional status of a Ashburn chiropractic patient during the initial clinical Ashburn 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 Ashburn post-surgical healing and reduce Ashburn post-back surgical complications.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One test that is a good marker of your Ashburn nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers discuss how nutritional status influences postsurgical outcomes and healing. 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 who have 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, malnourished patients accounted for 28% 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn can help you get a Ashburn blood test to check your levels. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn looks at statistics like this and sees how important nutrition is for our Ashburn chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is prepared to help improve 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 influential roles in patient recovery. 88% of patients who had nutritional 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 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. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn searches for ways to address Ashburn health issues by looking for them early on!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn looks to help Ashburn back pain patients stay away from back surgery if possible, and Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is also good at assisting our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as required. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is poised to cooperate with Ashburn 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 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.

Count on Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Ashburn nutritional status guide.

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