GERD and hip fracture. We often
write how everything in the body is connected.
Here is another example. The discomfort for patients with reflux (aka GERD)
drives them to seek help. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often
prescribed for many Tonawanda reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger issues
elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture
is higher, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your Tonawanda chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who report
hip pain, particularly if they are taking PPIs,
as many time chiropractic treatment helps
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 in PPI users. Whether
users take a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is
greater while those on 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
recommending PPI use long
term and be cautious in understanding what the
proper usage of PPIs is so that they don’t take it without a clear
indication for such use. (1) Researchers in the latest 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 open their study by acknowledging that the effect of PPI use on
the risk of hip fracture is contestable 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. Their study revealed that
fractures developed more often in PPI users than in those
who didn't use PPI and that fracture risk associated
with 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
Tonawanda hip pain sufferers find relief with
chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden explained in a
new Prevention magazine article, chiropractic patients who
looked for care for spine, hip or shoulder pain reported less pain after 4 months than those who saw a
medical doctor…and their costs were less! (3,4)
Hip pain is a common complaint heard in the chiropractic practice,
especially in patients who are more than 60 years
of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation
(particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and such are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation will design
the proper approach to care for your
Tonawanda hip pain!
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
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 Tonawanda appointment with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. 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.