GERD and hip fracture. We often
comment that 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 West Palm Beach reflux sufferers.
Sadly, these PPIs may cause issues
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who develop
hip pain, particularly if they are taking PPIs,
as many time chiropractic treatment does
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 higher in PPI users. Whether
users take a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is
higher while those taking a high dose were at even
higher risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn that doctors
and patients must know this in order to be cautious in
prescribing PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in knowing 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 the latest 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 begin their study by acknowledging that the effect of PPI use on
the risk of hip fracture is controversial which set them on a course to see for themselves.
They recruited participants who were 40 years of age and
over and had been prescribed PPIs for at
least 90 days. They then checked on any hospitalizations
in these patients for hip fracture. Their study revealed that
fractures developed oftentimes in PPI users than in non-users and that fracture risk linked to PPI use increased 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 explained in a
recent Prevention magazine article, chiropractic patients who
sought 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,
especially in patients over 60 years
of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation
(especially gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and the like are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Chiropractic Care will set up
the right approach to care for your
West Palm Beach hip pain!
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the
gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.
your West Palm Beach appointment with Chiropractic Care. Hip pain is a
treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also closely
watch your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture due
to proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.