Hip fracture and GERD. We often
write how everything in the body is linked.
Here is another scenario. GERD or reflux symptoms drive
sufferers to seek relief. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often
prescribed for many Richmond reflux sufferers.
Sadly, these PPIs may cause issues
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Richmond chiropractor
watches closely our patients who develop
hip pain, particularly if they are using PPIs,
as many time chiropractic treatment helps
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 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
greater risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn that doctors
and patients must know this in order to be cautious in
recommending PPI use for a long period of time 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 a minimum of 90 days. They then cross referenced 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 linked to PPI use increased with duration of use. (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 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 such are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Johnson Chiropractic will design
the right approach to care for your
Richmond hip pain!
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gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.
your Richmond appointment with Johnson Chiropractic. Hip pain is a
treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also closely
watch your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture due
to proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.