Williamson PPI Use and Hip Fracture Risk

GERD and hip fracture. We often write how everything in the body is linked. Here is another example. The discomfort for patients with reflux (aka GERD) drives them to seek help. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) come to the rescue for many Williamson reflux sufferers. Unfortunately, these PPIs may cause pain elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture is higher, even though they help with GERD. Your Williamson chiropractor watches closely our patients who develop hip pain, especially if they are taking PPIs, as often chiropractic treatment does ease hip pain.

PPIs, GERD, and HIP FRACTURE RISK

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly recommended and used for GERD and peptic ulcer management. The risk of hip fracture is higher 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 greater risk for hip fracture. Researchers caution 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 proper usage of PPIs is so that they do not 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 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 checked on any hospitalizations in these patients for hip fracture. Their study revealed that fractures developed more often 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

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 reported less pain after 4 months than those who saw 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 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. Apple Country Chiropractic will set up the proper approach to manage your Williamson hip pain!

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

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 Williamson appointment with Apple Country 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.

 
Apple Country Chiropractic shares new research describing higher risk of hip fracture with proton pump inhibitor use.  
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