GERD and hip fracture. We often
write how 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) come to the rescue for many Williamson reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, these PPIs may cause pain
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is higher, even though they help with GERD. Your Williamson chiropractor
watches closely our patients who develop
hip pain, especially if they are taking PPIs,
as often chiropractic treatment does
ease 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 take a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is
higher while those on a high dose were at even
greater risk for hip fracture. Researchers caution 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 knowing what the
proper 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 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 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. Their study revealed that
fractures developed more often 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
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 reported less pain after 4 months than those who saw 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. Apple Country Chiropractic will set up
the proper approach to manage your
Williamson hip pain!
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
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 Williamson appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic. 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.