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Millville PPI Use and Hip Fracture Risk

Hip fracture and GERD. We often write how everything in the body is linked. Here is another scenario. GERD or reflux symptoms drive sufferers to seek relief. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often prescribed for many Millville reflux sufferers. Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger pain elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Millville chiropractor watches closely our patients who report hip pain, especially if they are using 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 for PPI users. Whether users utilize 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 recommending PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in understanding what the proper use of PPIs is so that they do not 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 made it very clear: 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 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 a minimum of 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 those who didn't use PPI and that fracture risk linked to 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

Millville hip pain sufferers find relief with chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden described in a recent Prevention magazine article, chiropractic patients who looked for care for spine, hip or shoulder pain reported 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 usual complaint heard in the chiropractic practice, specifically in patients who are more than 60 years of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation (particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy and the like are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Wilson Family Chiropractic will set up the proper approach to care for your Millville 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 Millville appointment with Wilson Family Chiropractic. 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.

 
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