GERD and hip fracture. We often
comment that everything in the body is connected.
Here is another scenario. The discomfort for patients with reflux (aka GERD)
drives them to seek help. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) come to the rescue for many Minster 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 Minster chiropractor
watches closely our patients who develop
hip pain, especially if they are using PPIs,
as oftentimes 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 higher for 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
more 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 understanding 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 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 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. They found that
fractures developed oftentimes in PPI users than in non-users and that fracture risk associated
with PPI use rose 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
Chiropractic care of the hip and hip pain can be relieving
for hip pain sufferers. As Dr. Robert Hayden explained in a
recent 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 visited a
medical doctor…and the cost of care was less! (3,4)
Hip pain is a usual 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 such are common approaches to
treating and relieving hip pain. Minster Chiropractic Center will design
the proper approach to care for your
Minster hip pain!
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your Minster appointment with Minster Chiropractic Center. Hip pain is a
treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also monitor your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture due
to proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.