Are you battling with osteoporosis? Don’t rule out chiropractic care.
Let’s learn more about how chiropractic care can be considered a possible treatment for osteoporosis.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a bone condition characterized by loss of bone density, which means that your bones are less strong and more prone to breakage and fractures. The condition most commonly affects the wrist, spine, hips, femur and pelvic bone and can affect both men and women of all ages. However, post-menopausal women are at a much higher risk of developing osteoporosis. One of the risk factors is the decrease in the hormone estrogen following menopause, which leads to osteoporosis. Moreover, your lifestyle, diet, exposure to sunlight and genetics can also contribute to an increased risk of developing osteoporosis.
While osteoporosis is not a life-threatening condition, it can lead to severe difficulties in managing everyday tasks including walking, or cooking. Moreover, since it leads to loss of bone density, it can significantly increase your risk of fall and may result in serious damage such as a fractured hip joint or a broken leg.
Considering Chiropractic Care as a Treatment for Osteoporosis
Chiropractic care can be considered as a treatment for osteoporosis. However, it is not for everyone. Many patients dealing with osteoporosis have limited mobility, that’s a result of the condition itself. Moreover, patients with osteoporosis also opt for lesser movement as a measure to keep their bones safe. However, chiropractic practices such as spinal manipulation and other chiropractic treatments can help restore joint mobility, making your movement easier. Hence, with chiropractic treatment, you can improve your mobility, which improves your ability to perform everyday tasks better.
Moreover, research also indicates that chiropractic care can enhance the body’s natural healing process. The natural healing process known as osteoblast boosts the production of bone replacement cells, resulting in healthier bones. However, osteoblasts work in collaboration with osteoclasts that also help maintain bone health. So when you get chiropractic treatment, it can enhance the production of osteoblasts and osteoclasts, which play a critical role in bone restoration.
With that said, it is important to reiterate that chiropractic care may not be the right treatment for everyone dealing with osteoporosis. Many patients with osteoporosis may benefit from the treatment. Moreover, with the right chiropractic treatment, you may also experience an improvement in your overall health as chiropractic care can enhance the overall functioning of your nervous system, improve joint mobility and strengthen your bones.
Several patients dealing with osteoporosis may benefit from chiropractic care but if you have any questions before seeking the treatment, get in touch with Advanced Physical Medicine today. Our experienced staff is there to address all your concerns before you seek treatment for osteoporosis or any other health condition. Call us at 407-282-3615 and schedule an appointment today.