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 Burlington and Hamilton reflux sufferers.
Sadly, these PPIs may cause pain
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor
watches closely our patients who develop
hip pain, particularly if they are taking PPIs,
as oftentimes chiropractic treatment helps
alleviate 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 higher in 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 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 understanding what the
proper usage 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 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 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. Their study revealed that
fractures developed more often in PPI users than in those
who didn't use PPI 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
Burlington and Hamilton hip pain sufferers find relief with
chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden explained in a
new Prevention magazine article, chiropractic patients who
sought 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 who are more than 60 years
of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation
(particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and the like are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Spinal Care Clinic will set up
the proper approach to manage your
Burlington and Hamilton hip pain!
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
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your Burlington and Hamilton appointment with Spinal Care Clinic. Hip pain is a
treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also closely
watch your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture because of proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.