Plainville PPI Use and Hip Fracture Risk

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) come to the rescue for many Plainville reflux sufferers. Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger issues elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture is increased, despite the fact that they help with GERD. Your Plainville 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 prescribed and used for GERD and peptic ulcer management. The risk of hip fracture is elevated 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 higher risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn 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 appropriate usage of PPIs is so that they don’t take it without a full understanding of the need 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 controversial 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. They found that fractures developed more often in PPI users than in non-users and that fracture risk associated with PPI use rose with duration of use. (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 described in a recent Prevention magazine article, chiropractic patients who looked for care for spine, hip or shoulder pain said they had less pain after 4 months than those who saw 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 the like are common approaches to treating and relieving hip pain. Layden Chiropractic will design the proper approach to manage your Plainville 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 shares the gentleness of the Cox® Technic System for back pain and spine-related issues.

Schedule your Plainville appointment with Layden 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.

 
Layden Chiropractic shares new research describing increased risk of hip fracture with proton pump inhibitor use.  
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