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) come to the rescue for many New Roads reflux sufferers.
Sadly, 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 New Roads chiropractor
watches closely our patients who report
hip pain, particularly if they are using PPIs,
as often 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 take a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is
greater while those on a high dose were at even
more risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn that doctors
and patients must realize this in order to be cautious in
prescribing PPI use long
term and be cautious in knowing what the
proper use 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 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 contestable which inspired
them to study if this were true.
They found participants who were over age 40 and had been prescribed PPIs for a minimum of 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 non-users and that fracture risk linked to PPI use rose the more time they
were on them. (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 saw 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
(particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and such are common approaches to
treating and relieving hip pain. New Roads Chiropractic Center will set up
the proper approach to manage your
New Roads hip pain!
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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 New Roads appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center. 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.