GERD and hip fracture. We often
comment that everything in the body is linked.
Here is another example. The discomfort for patients with reflux (aka GERD)
drives them to seek help. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often
prescribed for many Manchester reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger pain
elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture
is higher, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your Manchester chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who develop
hip pain, particularly if they are taking PPIs,
as oftentimes chiropractic treatment does
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 for 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
more risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn that doctors
and patients must realize this in order to be cautious in
recommending PPI use long
term and be cautious in understanding what the
appropriate usage of PPIs is so that they do
not 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 inspired
them to study if this were true.
They found 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. Their study revealed that
fractures developed oftentimes 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) Averting 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
new 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 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. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will set up
the proper approach to manage your
Manchester hip pain!
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.
your Manchester appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. Hip pain is a
treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also monitor your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture because of proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.