GERD and hip fracture. We often
comment that everything in the body is linked.
Here is another scenario. The discomfort for patients with reflux (aka GERD)
drives them to seek help. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often
prescribed for many West Palm Beach reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger pain
elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture
is higher, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who develop
hip pain, especially if they are taking PPIs,
as oftentimes chiropractic treatment helps
ease 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 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 warn that doctors
and patients must realize this in order to be cautious in
prescribing PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in understanding what the
appropriate use of PPIs is so that they don’t take it without a clear
indication for such use. (1) Researchers in a recent 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 found 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 more often in PPI users than in non-users 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
West Palm Beach hip pain sufferers find relief with
chiropractic care. 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 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 over 60 years
of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation
(particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and such are common approaches to
treating and relieving hip pain. Moses Chiropractic will design
the right approach to manage your
West Palm Beach hip pain!
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your West Palm Beach appointment with Moses 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.