Groton 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 Groton reflux sufferers. Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger issues elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Groton chiropractor closely monitors our patients who develop hip pain, particularly if they are taking PPIs, as oftentimes 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 for PPI users. Whether users take a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is greater while those taking 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 understanding what the appropriate 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 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 over age 40 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 oftentimes in PPI users than in non-users and that fracture risk linked to 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

Groton hip pain sufferers find relief with chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden described in a new Prevention magazine article, chiropractic patients who sought care for spine, hip or shoulder pain said they had less pain after 4 months than those who visited a medical doctor…and the cost of care was 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 (especially gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy and such are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office will design the proper approach to manage your Groton hip pain!

CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office

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 Groton appointment with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. 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.

 
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office shares new research describing increased risk of hip fracture with proton pump inhibitor use.  
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