GERD and hip fracture. We often
comment that everything in the body is linked.
Here is another scenario. The discomfort for patients with reflux (aka GERD)
drives them to seek help. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often
prescribed for many San Jose reflux sufferers.
Sadly, 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 San Jose chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who develop
hip pain, particularly if they are using PPIs,
as oftentimes 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 elevated for PPI users. Whether
users take a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is
greater while those on a high dose were at even
higher risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn 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 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 open 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 a minimum of 90 days. They then cross referenced any hospitalizations
in these patients for hip fracture. Their study revealed that
fractures developed oftentimes in PPI users than in non-users and that fracture risk linked to PPI use increased 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
San Jose hip pain sufferers find relief with
chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden described 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 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 the like are common approaches to
treating and relieving hip pain. Chiropractic Solutions will set up
the proper approach to care for your
San Jose hip pain!
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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 San Jose appointment with Chiropractic Solutions. 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.