Hip fracture and GERD. We often
write how everything in the body is connected.
Here is another scenario. GERD or reflux symptoms drive
sufferers to seek relief. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) come to the rescue for many Carrolltown reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, these PPIs may cause pain
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your Carrolltown chiropractor
watches closely our patients who report
hip pain, especially 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 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
prescribing PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in understanding what the
proper use of PPIs is so that they don’t take it without a clear
indication for such use. (1) Researchers in a recent 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 found participants who were over age 40 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 oftentimes in PPI users than in non-users and that fracture risk associated
with PPI use increased 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
Carrolltown 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 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,
specifically 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. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will design
the proper approach to care for your
Carrolltown hip pain!
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & 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 Carrolltown appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. 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.