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 Augusta reflux sufferers. Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger issues elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Augusta chiropractor closely monitors our patients who report hip pain, especially if they are taking PPIs, as often 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 for 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 higher risk for hip fracture. Researchers caution that doctors and patients must know this in order to be cautious in prescribing PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in understanding what the appropriate usage of PPIs is so that they do not 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 open 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 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. Their study revealed that fractures developed oftentimes in PPI users than in non-users and that fracture risk associated with PPI use increased 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
Augusta hip pain sufferers find relief with chiropractic care. 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 their costs were less! (3,4) Hip pain is a common complaint heard in the chiropractic practice, specifically 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 approaches to treating and relieving hip pain. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will set up the right approach to care for your Augusta hip pain!
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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.
Schedule your Augusta appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. 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.