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) come to the rescue for many Severna Park reflux sufferers.
Sadly, these PPIs may cause pain
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your Severna Park chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who develop
hip pain, particularly 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 higher for PPI users. Whether
users take 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 warn that doctors
and patients must know this in order to be cautious in
prescribing PPI use long
term and be cautious in understanding what the
appropriate usage of PPIs is so that they don’t take it without a full understanding of the need 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 open 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 found 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 oftentimes in PPI users than in non-users and that fracture risk linked to PPI use rose 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
looked for 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 common complaint heard in the chiropractic practice,
specifically in patients over 60 years
of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation
(particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and the like are common approaches to
treating and relieving hip pain. Back And Neck Care Center will set up
the right approach to care for your
Severna Park hip pain!
CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the
gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.
your Severna Park appointment with Back And Neck Care Center. 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.