GERD and hip fracture. We often
write how everything in the body is connected.
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 Auburn reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger issues
elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture
is higher, even though they help with GERD. Your Auburn chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who report
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
prescribed and used for GERD and peptic ulcer management. The
risk of hip fracture is higher in PPI users. Whether
users take a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is
greater while those taking 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
recommending PPI use long
term and be cautious in knowing what the
appropriate usage of PPIs is so that they do
not 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 controversial which inspired
them to study if this were true.
They recruited 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. 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
Chiropractic care of the hip and hip pain can be relieving
for hip pain sufferers. 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 their costs were less! (3,4)
Hip pain is a usual 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 the like are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. will design
the proper approach to care for your
Auburn hip pain!
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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 Auburn appointment with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. Hip pain is a
treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also closely
watch your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture due
to proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.