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Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs reflux sufferers. Sadly, these PPIs may cause issues elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture is higher, despite the fact that they help with GERD. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor watches closely our patients who develop 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 higher while those taking a high dose were at even more 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 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 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 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 non-users and that fracture risk linked to PPI use rose the more time they were on them. (2) Averting hip pain is certainly preferable, and chiropractic treatment may be gentle and relieving for many. 

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT OF HIP PAIN

Colorado Springs hip pain sufferers find relief with chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden explained in a new 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 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. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will design the right approach to care for your Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. 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.

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR shares new research describing increased risk of hip fracture with proton pump inhibitor use.  
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