GERD and hip fracture. We often
comment that everything in the body is connected.
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 Murfreesboro reflux sufferers.
Sadly, these PPIs may cause issues
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your Murfreesboro chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who develop
hip pain, especially if they are using 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 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 caution 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 clear
indication for such use. (1) Researchers in the latest 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 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 recruited 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. They found that
fractures developed oftentimes in PPI users than in those
who didn't use PPI 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 described in a
recent Prevention magazine article, chiropractic patients who
sought care for spine, hip or shoulder pain said
they had 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 over 60 years
of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation
(especially gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and the like are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Most Chiropractic Clinic will set up
the right approach to manage your
Murfreesboro hip pain!
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
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 Murfreesboro appointment with Most Chiropractic Clinic. 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.