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Malverne PPI Use and Hip Fracture Risk

GERD and hip fracture. We often write how 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 Malverne reflux sufferers. Unfortunately, these PPIs may trigger issues elsewhere, specifically the hip for which the risk of fracture is increased, despite the fact that they help with GERD. Your Malverne chiropractor watches closely our patients who develop hip pain, especially if they are taking PPIs, as often chiropractic treatment helps 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 higher for PPI users. Whether users take a low or medium dose, the risk of hip fracture is higher while those on a high dose were at even more risk for hip fracture. Researchers warn that doctors and patients must know 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 full understanding of the need for such use. (1) Researchers in the latest study of the effect of proton pump inhibitor use on hip fracture risk made it very clear: 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 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 checked on 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) Averting hip pain is certainly preferable, and chiropractic treatment may be gentle and relieving for many. 

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT OF HIP PAIN

Malverne hip pain sufferers find relief with chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden explained in a new Prevention magazine article, chiropractic patients who sought 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, specifically 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. Malverne Health & Wellness will design the proper approach to care for your Malverne 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 Malverne appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness. 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.

 
Malverne Health & Wellness shares new research describing higher risk of hip fracture with proton pump inhibitor use.  
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