Hip fracture and GERD. We often
write how everything in the body is connected.
Here is another example. GERD or reflux symptoms drive
sufferers to seek relief. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often
prescribed for many Fernandina Beach reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger issues
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who report
hip pain, especially if they are using PPIs,
as often chiropractic treatment helps
alleviate 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 take a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is
higher while those taking 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
recommending PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in knowing what the
proper usage 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 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 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. 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 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
Chiropractic care of the hip and hip pain can be relieving
for hip pain sufferers. As Dr. Robert Hayden described in a
recent Prevention magazine article, chiropractic patients who
sought care for spine, hip or shoulder pain reported 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 usual 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 the like are common approaches to
treating and relieving hip pain. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic will set up
the right approach to care for your
Fernandina Beach hip pain!
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your Fernandina Beach appointment with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. 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.