The FDA reviewed several studies regarding a link between the use of Proton Pump Inhibitors(PPI) and increased risk of fractures. Major points in review of studies:
- Use of PPIs for more than one year or at high doses patients pose risk of fractures
- Higher number of spinal fractures and not a significant change in hip fractures
- Included both prescription and non-prescription PPI medications
- Recommendations for healthcare professionals is to consider decrease dosage and duration of PPI in higher risk individuals (ie osteoporosis, ostepenias)
I recommend contacting your physician and ask how these studies may or may not effect you. All medications have side effects. Each case a risk analysis is performed by your physician to see if the positive aspects of a medication out ways the negative effects.
Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey.
Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.