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Carrolltown PPI Use and Hip Fracture Risk

Hip fracture and GERD. We often write how everything in the body is connected. Here is another scenario. GERD or reflux symptoms drive sufferers to seek relief. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) come to the rescue for many Carrolltown reflux sufferers. Unfortunately, these PPIs may cause pain elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Carrolltown chiropractor watches closely our patients who report hip pain, especially if they are taking PPIs, as many time chiropractic treatment does 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 higher 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 higher risk for hip fracture. Researchers caution that doctors and patients must know this in order to be cautious in prescribing PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in understanding what the proper 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 open their study by acknowledging that the effect of PPI use on the risk of hip fracture is contestable which set them on a course to see for themselves. They found participants who were over age 40 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 oftentimes in PPI users than in non-users and that fracture risk associated with PPI use increased 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

Carrolltown 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 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 (especially gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy and such are common approaches to treating and relieving hip pain. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will design the proper approach to care for your Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Hip pain is a treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also closely watch your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture because of proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.

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