Fort Wayne PPI Use and Hip Fracture Risk 07/27/2021GERD 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 Fort Wayne reflux sufferers. Unfortunately, these PPIs may cause issues elsewhere, especially the hip for which the risk of fracture is increased, even though they help with GERD. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor watches closely our patients who develop hip pain, especially if they are using PPIs, as many time 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 utilize 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 prescribing PPI use for a long period of time and be cautious in understanding what the proper usage of PPIs is so that they do not take it without a clear indication 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 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 40 years of age and over 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 those who didn't use PPI 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 Fort Wayne 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 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 the like are common ways to treat and relieve hip pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will set up the proper approach to care for your Fort Wayne hip pain! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Fort Wayne appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. 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. « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."