Hip fracture and GERD. We often
write how 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 Groton reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger issues
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Groton chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who develop
hip pain, particularly if they are taking PPIs,
as oftentimes chiropractic treatment helps
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 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 realize this in order to be cautious in
recommending PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in understanding what the
appropriate usage of PPIs is so that they don’t 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 controversial which inspired
them to study if this were true.
They found participants who were over age 40 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 non-users and that fracture risk linked to 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
Groton hip pain sufferers find relief with
chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden described in a
new 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 visited a
medical doctor…and the cost of care was less! (3,4)
Hip pain is a common complaint heard in the chiropractic practice,
especially in patients who are more than 60 years
of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation
(especially gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and such are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office will design
the proper approach to manage your
Groton hip pain!
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
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 Groton appointment with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. 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.