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San Jose PPI Use and Hip Fracture Risk

GERD and hip fracture. We often comment that everything in the body is linked. Here is another scenario. The discomfort for patients with reflux (aka GERD) drives them to seek help. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often prescribed for many San Jose 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 San Jose chiropractor closely monitors our patients who develop 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 prescribed 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 higher risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn 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 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 open 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 over age 40 and had been prescribed PPIs for a minimum of 90 days. They then cross referenced any hospitalizations in these patients for hip fracture. Their study revealed that fractures developed oftentimes 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

San Jose hip pain sufferers find relief with chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden described in a new 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 saw 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 (especially gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy and the like are common approaches to treating and relieving hip pain. Chiropractic Solutions will set up the proper approach to care for your San Jose 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 San Jose appointment with Chiropractic Solutions. Hip pain is a treatable condition for your chiropractor who will also closely watch your hip pain for any signs of hip fracture due to proton pump inhibitor use for GERD and reflux issues.

 
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