Hip fracture and GERD. We often
write how everything in the body is linked.
Here is another example. GERD or reflux symptoms drive
sufferers to seek relief. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often
prescribed for many Ashburn reflux sufferers.
Sadly, these PPIs may cause pain
elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture
is higher, despite the
fact that they help with GERD. Your Ashburn chiropractor
closely monitors our patients who report
hip pain, particularly if they are taking PPIs,
as often chiropractic treatment helps
alleviate 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 in 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
greater risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn that doctors
and patients must realize this in order to be cautious in
recommending PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in knowing what the
appropriate use of PPIs is so that they do
not 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 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 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 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
Ashburn 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 their costs were 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
(particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy
and such are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn will set up
the proper approach to manage your
Ashburn hip pain!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.
your Ashburn appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Hip pain is a
treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also monitor your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture due
to proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.