Paramus PPI Use and Hip Fracture Risk

GERD and hip fracture. We often write how everything in the body is connected. 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 Paramus reflux sufferers. Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger pain elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture is higher, despite the fact that they help with GERD. Your Paramus chiropractor closely monitors our patients who report hip pain, especially if they are taking PPIs, as oftentimes chiropractic treatment does alleviate 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 for PPI users. Whether users take a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is greater while those on a high dose were at even more 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 understanding what the appropriate use 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 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. Their study revealed that fractures developed more often in PPI users than in non-users and that fracture risk associated with PPI use rose with duration of use. (2) Averting 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 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 their costs were less! (3,4) Hip pain is a usual complaint heard in the chiropractic practice, especially in patients who are more than 60 years of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation (particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy and such are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center will set up the proper approach to manage your Paramus hip pain!

CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center

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 Paramus appointment with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. 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.

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center shares new research describing higher risk of hip fracture with proton pump inhibitor use.  
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