Lynchburg PPI Use and Hip Fracture Risk

Hip fracture and GERD. We often comment that everything in the body is linked. Here is another example. GERD or reflux symptoms drive sufferers to seek relief. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often prescribed for many Lynchburg reflux sufferers. Sadly, these PPIs may trigger issues elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Lynchburg chiropractor closely monitors our patients who report hip pain, particularly if they are using PPIs, as oftentimes 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 elevated in 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 greater risk for hip fracture. Researchers caution that doctors and patients must know this in order to be cautious in recommending PPI use long term and be cautious in understanding what the proper usage of PPIs is so that they do not 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 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 recruited 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 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

Chiropractic care of the hip and hip pain can be relieving for hip pain sufferers. 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 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. Palmer Chiropractic Center will set up the right approach to manage your Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg appointment with Palmer Chiropractic Center. Hip pain is a treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also monitor your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture due to proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.

 
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