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Vancouver PPI Use and Hip Fracture Risk

GERD and hip fracture. We often comment that everything in the body is linked. 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 Vancouver reflux sufferers. Sadly, these PPIs may cause pain elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture is higher, even though they help with GERD. Your Vancouver chiropractor closely monitors our patients who develop hip pain, particularly if they are taking PPIs, as many time chiropractic treatment helps 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 higher for 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 higher risk for hip fracture. Researchers caution that doctors and patients must realize this in order to be cautious in prescribing PPI use long term and be cautious in understanding what the appropriate 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 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 40 years of age and over and had been prescribed PPIs for a minimum of 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 non-users and that fracture risk associated with PPI use rose 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

Vancouver 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 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 common complaint heard in the chiropractic practice, specifically in patients who are more than 60 years of age. Manual therapy treatments, spinal manipulation (particularly gentle Cox® Technic), exercise, electrotherapy and the like are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Vancouver Disc Centers will set up the proper approach to care for your Vancouver 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 Vancouver appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers. 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.

 
Vancouver Disc Centers shares new research describing increased risk of hip fracture with proton pump inhibitor use.  
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