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Tonawanda PPI Use and Hip Fracture Risk

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) are often prescribed for many Tonawanda reflux sufferers. Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger issues elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture is higher, despite the fact that they help with GERD. Your Tonawanda chiropractor closely monitors our patients who report hip pain, particularly if they are taking PPIs, as many time 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 greater while those on a high dose were at even higher 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 understanding what the proper usage of PPIs is so that they don’t 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 open their study by acknowledging that the effect of PPI use on the risk of hip fracture is contestable which inspired them to study if this were true. They recruited participants who were 40 years of age and over and had been prescribed PPIs for at least 90 days. They then cross referenced any hospitalizations in these patients for hip fracture. Their study revealed that fractures developed more often in PPI users than in those who didn't use PPI and that fracture risk associated with 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

Tonawanda hip pain sufferers find relief with chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden explained in a new Prevention magazine article, chiropractic patients who looked for care for spine, hip or shoulder pain reported less pain after 4 months than those who saw a medical doctor…and their costs were 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 ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation will design the proper approach to care for your Tonawanda hip pain!

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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.

Schedule your Tonawanda appointment with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. 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.

 
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation shares new research describing higher risk of hip fracture with proton pump inhibitor use.  
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