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 Easley reflux sufferers. Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger pain elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Easley chiropractor closely monitors our patients who develop hip pain, especially if they are using PPIs, as many time chiropractic treatment helps 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 greater while those taking a high dose were at even greater risk for hip fracture. Researchers caution that doctors and patients must realize this in order to be cautious in recommending PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in knowing what the appropriate 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 begin 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 over age 40 and had been prescribed PPIs for a minimum of 90 days. They then checked on 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 increased the more time they were on them. (2) Averting hip pain is certainly preferable, and chiropractic treatment may be gentle and relieving for many.
CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT OF HIP PAIN
Easley hip pain sufferers find relief with chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden described 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 common complaint heard in the chiropractic practice, specifically in patients who are more than 60 years of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation (especially gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy and the like are common approaches to treating and relieving hip pain. Young Chiropractic will design the proper approach to care for your Easley hip pain!
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.
Schedule your Easley appointment with Young Chiropractic. 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.