Hip fracture and GERD. We often
comment that everything in the body is linked.
Here is another example. GERD or reflux symptoms drive
sufferers to seek relief. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often
prescribed for many Lynchburg reflux sufferers.
Sadly, these PPIs may trigger issues
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Lynchburg chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who report
hip pain, particularly if they are using PPIs,
as oftentimes chiropractic treatment does
ease hip pain.
PPIs, GERD, and HIP FRACTURE RISK
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly
recommended and used for GERD and peptic ulcer management. The
risk of hip fracture is elevated in 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
greater risk for hip fracture. Researchers caution 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 do
not 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 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. 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 explained 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 visited a
medical doctor…and the cost of care was less! (3,4)
Hip pain is a common 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 such are common approaches to
treating and relieving hip pain. Palmer Chiropractic Center will set up
the right approach to manage your
Lynchburg hip pain!
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gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.
your Lynchburg appointment with Palmer Chiropractic Center. Hip pain is a
treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also monitor your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture due
to proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.