Oxford 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 Oxford reflux sufferers. Sadly, these PPIs may cause issues elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Oxford chiropractor closely monitors our patients who report hip pain, particularly if they are using 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 utilize a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is greater while those taking a high dose were at even greater risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn that doctors and patients must know this in order to be cautious in recommending PPI use long term and be cautious in knowing what the proper use of PPIs is so that they don’t 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 cross referenced any hospitalizations in these patients for hip fracture. They found that fractures developed oftentimes in PPI users than in those who didn't use PPI and that fracture risk linked to PPI use increased 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

Oxford hip pain sufferers find relief with chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden described in a recent 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 the cost of care was less! (3,4) Hip pain is a common complaint heard in the chiropractic practice, especially in patients who are more than 60 years of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation (especially gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy and the like are common approaches to treating and relieving hip pain. Satterwhite Chiropractic will design the proper approach to manage your Oxford hip pain!

CONTACT Satterwhite 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 Oxford appointment with Satterwhite 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.

 
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