Call us to set up an appointment! 914-631-4900

Tarrytown Chiropractic Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster

Nutritional status denotes your health status. Factors like serum levels, weight and other issues guage nutritional status. 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). Tarrytown Chiropractic can tell a lot about the nutritional status of a Tarrytown chiropractic patient during the initial clinical Tarrytown chiropractic examination and set up a treatment plan to take care of any nutritional concerns that are uncovered 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 assist Tarrytown post-surgical healing and lessen Tarrytown post-back surgical complications.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One effective way to check your Tarrytown 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 predictive 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 experiencing 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 address before the surgery. (2) Tarrytown Chiropractic can help you get a Tarrytown blood test to check your levels. Tarrytown Chiropractic looks at statistics like this and sees how important nutrition is for our Tarrytown chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Tarrytown Chiropractic is prepared to help improve 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 significant 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’s not good! (3) While these stats may not seem great for the hospital care, they did put the hospital on notice to be more cognizant and ready to help these patients who come in for surgical procedures with a known risk. Tarrytown Chiropractic searches for ways to address Tarrytown health issues by checking for them early on!

Tarrytown Chiropractic certainly wants to help Tarrytown back pain patients avoid back surgery if possible, and Tarrytown Chiropractic is also effective at helping our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as required. Tarrytown Chiropractic is prepared to work with Tarrytown back pain patients who want to get into good shape and keep surgery at bay whenever feasible. It’s not always a simple path to a healthy nutritional status, but it is 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 Tarrytown Chiropractic, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Tarrytown nutritional status guide.

« View All Nutrition Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."