GERD and hip fracture. We often
write how everything in the body is connected.
Here is another scenario. The discomfort for patients with reflux (aka GERD)
drives them to seek help. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) come to the rescue for many Plainville reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger issues
elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your Plainville chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who report
hip pain, particularly if they are using PPIs,
as oftentimes chiropractic treatment does
alleviate hip pain.
PPIs, GERD, and HIP FRACTURE RISK
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly
prescribed and used for GERD and peptic ulcer management. The
risk of hip fracture is elevated for PPI users. Whether
users take a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is
higher while those on a high dose were at even
higher risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn that doctors
and patients must realize this in order to be cautious in
prescribing PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in knowing what the
appropriate usage of PPIs is so that they don’t take it without a full understanding of the need for such use. (1) Researchers in a recent study
of the effect of proton pump inhibitor use on hip fracture risk minced no words: PPI use is associated with hip fracture development.
They begin their study by acknowledging that the effect of PPI use on
the risk of hip fracture is controversial which inspired
them to study if this were true.
They recruited participants who were 40 years of age and
over and had been prescribed PPIs for at
least 90 days. They then cross referenced any hospitalizations
in these patients for hip fracture. They found that
fractures developed more often in PPI users than in non-users and that fracture risk associated
with PPI use rose with duration of use. (2) Averting hip pain is certainly preferable, and chiropractic treatment may be gentle and relieving for many.
CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT OF HIP PAIN
Chiropractic care of the hip and hip pain can be relieving
for hip pain sufferers. As Dr. Robert Hayden described in a
recent Prevention magazine article, chiropractic patients who
looked for care for spine, hip or shoulder pain said
they had less pain after 4 months than those who saw a
medical doctor…and their costs were less! (3,4)
Hip pain is a usual complaint heard in the chiropractic practice,
specifically in patients over 60 years
of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation
(particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and the like are common approaches to
treating and relieving hip pain. Layden Chiropractic will design
the proper approach to manage your
Plainville hip pain!
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
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gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.
your Plainville appointment with Layden Chiropractic. Hip pain is a
treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also monitor your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture because of proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.