GERD and hip fracture. We often
comment that everything in the body is linked.
Here is another example. The discomfort for patients with reflux (aka GERD)
drives them to seek help. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often
prescribed for many Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs chiropractor
watches closely our patients who develop
hip pain, especially if they are taking PPIs,
as oftentimes 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 elevated for PPI users. Whether
users take a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is
higher while those taking 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
recommending PPI use long
term and be cautious in understanding what the
proper use 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 contestable which set them on a course to see for themselves.
They recruited participants who were 40 years of age and
over and had been prescribed PPIs for a minimum of 90 days. They then cross referenced 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 linked to 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
Colorado Springs hip pain sufferers find relief with
chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden explained in a
new Prevention magazine article, chiropractic patients who
looked for care for spine, hip or shoulder pain reported 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 such are common approaches to
treating and relieving hip pain. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will design
the right approach to care for your
Colorado Springs hip pain!
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your Colorado Springs appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. 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.