Hip fracture and GERD. We often
write how everything in the body is linked.
Here is another scenario. GERD or reflux symptoms drive
sufferers to seek relief. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often
prescribed for many Millville reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger pain
elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Millville chiropractor
watches closely our patients who report
hip pain, especially if they are using PPIs,
as oftentimes chiropractic treatment helps
ease 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 utilize 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 caution that doctors
and patients must know this in order to be cautious in
recommending PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in understanding what the
proper use of PPIs is so that they do
not 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 made it very
clear: PPI use is associated with hip fracture development.
They open 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 found participants who were 40 years of age and
over and had been prescribed PPIs for a minimum of 90 days. They then checked on any hospitalizations
in these patients for hip fracture. They found that
fractures developed more often in PPI users than in those
who didn't use PPI and that fracture risk linked to PPI use rose with duration of use. (2) Avoiding 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 reported less pain after 4 months than those who visited a
medical doctor…and the cost of care was less! (3,4)
Hip pain is a usual complaint heard in the chiropractic practice,
specifically in patients who are more than 60 years
of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation
(particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and the like are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Wilson Family Chiropractic will set up
the proper approach to care for your
Millville hip pain!
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your Millville appointment with Wilson Family Chiropractic. Hip pain is a
treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also closely
watch your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture because of proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.