Hip pain options
Published on December 19, 2013.
Does a hip replacement make a patient with existing health conditions feel better? Research says NO
Researchers in the Journal of Clinical Nursing have offered an opinion that patients with cardiovascular problems do not feel that their quality of life changed regardless of the success of the procedure.
The research study team sought to evaluate to what degree total hip replacement, or co-morbidities or their progression, influence the health-related quality of life of patients after the operation. They looked for an objective method to reflect the severity of cardiovascular diseases and to better characterise the health-related quality of life of patients with total hip replacement.
Their study involved 109 patients who had had total hip replacement. The patients’ health status – objective and subjective functional performance at the time of operation and five years later – was evaluated using questionnaires and the hospital database.
The concluded: “After successful total hip replacement postoperative health awareness is influenced mainly by existing and developing cardiovascular diseases. It seems to be the case that for patients with significant hypertension, ischaemic heart disease or chronic heart failure, even successful surgery will not improve the patients’ overall feeling of health.” (1)
If a patient comes in with chronic hip pain and their symptoms include problems of obesity, immunity, heart disease or any other factors that may inhibit their ability to heal – we suggest a plan towards health
At the Magaziner Center for Wellness we offer an holistic approach to healing. If a patient comes in with chronic hip pain and their symptoms include problems of obesity, immunity, heart disease or any other factors that may inhibit their ability to heal we suggest a plan towards health that can enhance and accelerate treatments such as Prolotherapy, PRP Platelet rich Plasma Therapy, and Stem Cell Injection procedures.
In the case of cardiovascular disorders, our goal is to nourish your heart and vascular tissue to reduce your susceptibility to disease and to reverse any pre-existing conditions. At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, we evaluate each patient for his or her unique biochemistry. We analyze our patients’ production of free radicals and levels of specific antioxidants, as well as doing a comprehensive assessment of numerous independent cardiovascular risk factors such as homocysteine, fibrinogen, C-reactive protein, Lp(a), oxidized LDL cholesterol and platelet aggregation time. From these results, we prepare an individualized, targeted program to address the specific needs and requirements of each patient.
We encourage our patients to consume a diet rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, mackerel and sardines. We also recommend a diet low in sugar, saturated and trans-fats and dietary cholesterol. We stress the importance of supplemental antioxidant therapy including vitamins C, E, CoQ-10, alpha-lipoic acid and other nutrients such as folate, magnesium, L-carnitine and L-arginine. Specific herbs and botanicals are also used to support your vascular health. We encourage our patients to avoid cigarette smoking, processed foods, excessive alcohol, sugar and caffeine. Engaging in a regular exercise and stress- reduction program is also paramount to success.
Finally, we have found that chelation therapy and other intravenous infusions of antioxidants can be an integral part of a cardiac disease stabilization or reversal program. With our comprehensive program, we have helped thousands of patients to regain their strength and vitality and to achieve optimum health.
At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, we strive to prevent disease before it arises. Our approach to cardiovascular disease focuses on identifying common independent risk factors and modifying your diet and lifestyle to reduce such risks. We promote the use of scientifically based research supporting natural vitamins, micronutrients, amino acids and herbal remedies to prevent and reverse vascular disease. Our comprehensive program includes an individualized nutrient, exercise and stress-reduction program to improve your quality of life.
1. Király E, Gondos T. Cardiovascular diseases and the health-related quality of life after total hip replacement. J Clin Nurs. 2012 Jul 11. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04101.x. [Epub ahead of print]