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) come to the rescue for many Oxford reflux sufferers.
Sadly, these PPIs may cause issues
elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Oxford chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who report
hip pain, particularly 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 elevated in PPI users. Whether
users utilize 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 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 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 over age 40 and had been prescribed PPIs for at
least 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 those
who didn't use PPI and that fracture risk linked to PPI use increased with duration of use. (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
sought care for spine, hip or shoulder pain said
they had 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 common 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. Satterwhite Chiropractic will design
the proper approach to manage your
Oxford hip pain!
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
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 Oxford appointment with Satterwhite Chiropractic. Hip pain is a
treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also monitor your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture because of proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.