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) are often
prescribed for many La Grande reflux sufferers.
Sadly, these PPIs may trigger pain
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your La Grande chiropractor
watches closely our patients who develop
hip pain, particularly if they are using PPIs,
as oftentimes chiropractic treatment does
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 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
more risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn that doctors
and patients must know this in order to be cautious in
recommending PPI use long
term and be cautious in knowing what the
appropriate use of PPIs is so that they do
not take it without a full understanding of the need for such use. (1) Researchers in a recent 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 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. They found that
fractures developed oftentimes in PPI users than in non-users and that fracture risk associated
with PPI use rose 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 described 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 the cost of care was less! (3,4)
Hip pain is a common complaint heard in the chiropractic practice,
especially in patients over 60 years
of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation
(especially gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and the like are common approaches to
treating and relieving hip pain. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will set up
the right approach to care for your
La Grande hip pain!
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gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.
your La Grande appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. 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.