GERD and hip fracture. We often
write how 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 Malverne reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger issues
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your Malverne chiropractor
watches closely our patients who develop
hip pain, especially if they are taking PPIs,
as often 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 take a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is
higher 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
prescribing PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in understanding what the
appropriate use of PPIs is so that they don’t take it without a full understanding of the need 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 open 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 40 years of age and
over and had been prescribed PPIs for a minimum of 90 days. They then checked on 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) Averting hip pain is certainly preferable, and chiropractic treatment may be gentle and relieving for many.
CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT OF HIP PAIN
Malverne 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 common complaint heard in the chiropractic practice,
specifically in patients who are more than 60 years
of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation
(particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and such are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Malverne Health & Wellness will design
the proper approach to care for your
Malverne hip pain!
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
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Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the
gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.
your Malverne appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness. Hip pain is a
treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also closely
watch your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture because of proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.