GERD and hip fracture. We often
write how everything in the body is linked.
Here is another scenario. The discomfort for patients with reflux (aka GERD)
drives them to seek help. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often
prescribed for many Sitka reflux sufferers.
Sadly, these PPIs may trigger pain
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your Sitka chiropractor
watches closely our patients who develop
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 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
higher risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn that doctors
and patients must know 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 do
not take it without a full understanding of the need for such use. (1) Researchers in the latest 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 controversial which set them on a course to see for themselves.
They recruited participants who were 40 years of age and
over 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 oftentimes in PPI users than in those
who didn't use PPI and that fracture risk associated
with PPI use rose with duration of use. (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 their costs were less! (3,4)
Hip pain is a usual complaint heard in the chiropractic practice,
especially in patients who are more than 60 years
of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation
(particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and the like are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will set up
the proper approach to care for your
Sitka hip pain!
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your Sitka appointment with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. 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.