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 Fort Wayne reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, these PPIs may cause issues
elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor
watches closely our patients who develop
hip pain, especially if they are using PPIs,
as many time chiropractic treatment helps
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 for PPI users. Whether
users utilize a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is
higher 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
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 the latest study
of the effect of proton pump inhibitor use on hip fracture risk made it very
clear: 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 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 linked to 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
Fort Wayne 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 visited a
medical doctor…and the cost of care was less! (3,4)
Hip pain is a usual complaint heard in the chiropractic practice,
specifically 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will set up
the proper approach to care for your
Fort Wayne hip pain!
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gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.
your Fort Wayne appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. 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.