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Hollstrom & Associates Inc Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster

Nutritional status marks your health status. Factors like serum levels, weight and other issues rate 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). Hollstrom & Associates Inc can deduce lots about the nutritional status of a Largo chiropractic patient during the first clinical Largo chiropractic examination and establish a treatment plan to take care of 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 assist Largo post-surgical healing and diminish Largo post-back surgical problems.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One test that is a good sign of your Largo nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers talk about how nutritional status affects postsurgical healing and outcomes. Specifically, hypoalbumin levels – low levels under 3.5 g/dL – demonstrate a malnourished state and are predictive of post-surgical recovery complication rates, particularly for patients who undergo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Patients with 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, 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%). Pre-operative nutritional status is an independent risk factor for re-admission after spine surgery that can certainly be addressed before a surgical intervention. (2) Hollstrom & Associates Inc can coordinate a Largo blood test to check your levels. Hollstrom & Associates Inc looks at statistics like this and appreciates how important nutrition is for our Largo chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is prepared to help improve your nutritional status for optimum 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 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 did not put 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. Hollstrom & Associates Inc searches for ways to preempt Largo health issues by checking for them in advance!

Hollstrom & Associates Inc certainly wants to help Largo back pain patients stay away from back surgery if possible, and Hollstrom & Associates Inc is also good at helping our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape pre- and post-surgically as required. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is poised to work with Largo back pain patients who desire a healthier nutritional status and keep surgery at bay whenever feasible. 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 used.

Count on Hollstrom & Associates Inc, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Largo nutritional status guide.

 
 
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