West Palm Beach PPI Use and Hip Fracture Risk

GERD and hip fracture. We often comment that 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 West Palm Beach reflux sufferers. Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger pain elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture is higher, despite the fact that they help with GERD. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor closely monitors our patients who develop hip pain, especially if they are taking PPIs, as oftentimes 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 elevated in PPI users. Whether users utilize a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is greater while those on a high dose were at even more 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 use of PPIs is so that they don’t take it without a clear indication 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 found participants who were 40 years of age and over and had been prescribed PPIs for at least 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 rose 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

West Palm Beach hip pain sufferers find relief with chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden explained 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 visited a medical doctor…and their costs were less! (3,4) Hip pain is a common 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 approaches to treating and relieving hip pain. Moses Chiropractic will design the right approach to manage your West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach appointment with Moses Chiropractic. 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.

 
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