A Natural Approach to Osteoporosis Treatment
The physical limitations brought by osteoporosis greatly affect more than just the health of a person. Most people suffering from osteoporosis experience a decrease in happiness and quality of life. With more than 10 million Americans experiencing its life-changing effects, more information on the disease and options for treatment can greatly benefit those who are afflicted with osteoporosis.
What is Osteoporosis?
Clinically defined as the thinning of bone tissue and bone density loss, osteoporosis is one of the most common types of bone disease. Two factors that bring about osteoporosis is when too much old bone has been reabsorbed by the body or when new bone cannot be formed. Lack of calcium in the diet and its reabsorption back into the body make the bone tissue weaker, leading to fragile bones.
Even without trauma, osteoporosis can cause fractures as the bones become too brittle. In the U.S. alone, studies show that half of all the women over 50 years of age will experience wrist, vertebral, or hip fracture. Aside from the pain caused by weak bones, osteoporosis can also lead to loss of height, impaired mobility, disability, and even reduced pulmonary function.
Chiropractic Care for Osteoporosis
Even with the restrictions that come with having osteoporosis, chiropractors can modify the treatment to alleviate certain symptoms. Through spinal manipulation, rehabilitative exercises, and relaxation techniques, chiropractic care can enhance the recovery of those who had an osteoporosis-related injury, or help prevent the condition from worsening. Aside from bone-building exercises, chiropractors can also provide counseling on dietary supplements and proper nutrition.
At the Back and Neck Center of Brick, LLC, we offer a variety of chiropractic treatments that are modified to suit those who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. With over 27 years of experience, our chiropractors can develop a treatment plan suited to each specific stage of osteoporosis. From soft-tissue techniques to full chiropractic care, we can help you fight the loss of independence and live a satisfying life. Call us at 732-477-6767 or visit our contact page to schedule an appointment, or to learn more about our treatment modalities for osteoporosis.