Hip fracture and GERD. We often
write how everything in the body is linked.
Here is another scenario. GERD or reflux symptoms drive
sufferers to seek relief. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often
prescribed for many Largo reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, 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 Largo chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who develop
hip pain, especially if they are using 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 higher in 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
more risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn that doctors
and patients must know this in order to be cautious in
recommending PPI use long
term and be cautious in knowing what the
proper use 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 inspired
them to study if this were true.
They found participants who were over age 40 and had been prescribed PPIs for a minimum of 90 days. They then checked on 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 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
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 their costs were less! (3,4)
Hip pain is a usual complaint heard in the chiropractic practice,
especially 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 ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Hollstrom & Associates Inc will set up
the proper approach to manage your
Largo hip pain!
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your Largo appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. Hip pain is a
treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also monitor your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture due
to proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.