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McHenry PPI Use and Hip Fracture Risk

Hip fracture and GERD. We often write how everything in the body is connected. Here is another example. GERD or reflux symptoms drive sufferers to seek relief. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) come to the rescue for many McHenry reflux sufferers. Unfortunately, these PPIs may cause pain elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture is increased, despite the fact that they help with GERD. Your McHenry chiropractor closely monitors our patients who report hip pain, particularly if they are taking PPIs, as often 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 higher 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 greater risk for hip fracture. Researchers caution that doctors and patients must realize this in order to be cautious in recommending PPI use long term and be cautious in understanding 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 made it very clear: 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 controversial which inspired them to study if this were true. They recruited participants who were over age 40 and had been prescribed PPIs for at least 90 days. They then checked on any hospitalizations in these patients for hip fracture. Their study revealed that fractures developed more often 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

McHenry hip pain sufferers find relief with chiropractic care. As Dr. Robert Hayden explained in a recent 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 visited a medical doctor…and their costs were less! (3,4) Hip pain is a usual complaint heard in the chiropractic practice, specifically 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. Spengel Chiropractic will set up the proper approach to manage your McHenry 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 McHenry appointment with Spengel 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.

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