GERD and hip fracture. We often
write how everything in the body is connected.
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 Toronto reflux sufferers.
Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger pain
elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture
is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Toronto chiropractor
watches closely our patients who develop
hip pain, especially 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
recommended 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
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
prescribing PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in knowing what the
proper use 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 found participants who were over age 40 and had been prescribed PPIs for a minimum of 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 associated
with 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
Chiropractic care of the hip and hip pain can be relieving
for hip pain sufferers. As Dr. Robert Hayden explained 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
(particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and such are common approaches to
treating and relieving hip pain. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will design
the proper approach to care for your
Toronto hip pain!
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your Toronto appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. 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.