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) come to the rescue for many Vancouver reflux sufferers.
Sadly, these PPIs may cause pain
elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture
is higher, even though they help with GERD. Your Vancouver chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who develop
hip pain, particularly if they are taking PPIs,
as many time chiropractic treatment helps
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
higher while those on a high dose were at even
higher risk for hip fracture. Researchers caution that doctors
and patients must realize this in order to be cautious in
prescribing PPI use long
term and be cautious in understanding what the
appropriate usage of PPIs is so that they don’t 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 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 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
Vancouver 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 said
they had less pain after 4 months than those who saw 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 the like are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Vancouver Disc Centers will set up
the proper approach to care for your
Vancouver hip pain!
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.
your Vancouver appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers. 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.