Hip fracture and GERD. We often
comment that everything in the body is linked.
Here is another example. GERD or reflux symptoms drive
sufferers to seek relief. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often
prescribed for many Fort Wayne reflux sufferers.
Sadly, these PPIs may trigger pain
elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture
is higher, even though they help with GERD. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who report
hip pain, particularly if they are taking PPIs,
as often chiropractic treatment does
alleviate 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 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
higher risk for hip fracture. Researchers caution that doctors
and patients must know this in order to be cautious in
recommending PPI use long
term and be cautious in understanding what the
appropriate use of PPIs is so that they don’t 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 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 controversial which set them on a course to see for themselves.
They found participants who were 40 years of age and
over and had been prescribed PPIs for at
least 90 days. They then cross referenced 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 increased 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 explained in a
new Prevention magazine article, chiropractic patients who
looked for care for spine, hip or shoulder pain reported less pain after 4 months than those who visited a
medical doctor…and their costs were less! (3,4)
Hip pain is a common 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 the like are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic will design
the proper approach to care for your
Fort Wayne hip pain!
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your Fort Wayne appointment with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. 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.