Hip fracture and GERD. We often
comment that everything in the body is connected.
Here is another scenario. GERD or reflux symptoms drive
sufferers to seek relief. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) come to the rescue for many Manahawkin reflux sufferers.
Sadly, these PPIs may cause issues
elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture
is higher, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your Manahawkin chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who report
hip pain, particularly if they are using PPIs,
as many time 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 higher in PPI users. Whether
users utilize a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is
greater while those on a high dose were at even
more 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 understanding what the
appropriate usage of PPIs is so that they do
not 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 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 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 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 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 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 saw a
medical doctor…and their costs were 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
(particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and the like are common approaches to
treating and relieving hip pain. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center will set up
the right approach to manage your
Manahawkin hip pain!
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gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.
your Manahawkin appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. 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.