Osteoporosis = A metabolic condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue. Often this can occur as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D and other bone building nutrients. Osteoporosis literally means “porous bones”. In osteoporosis the bone mineral density is reduced, bone architecture is disrupted and the amount and variety of proteins in bone is altered.
How can Chiropractic Help with Osteoporosis?
Chiropractors can take steps to help prevent the condition from worsening by recommending exercise (specific programs that avoid sudden or excessive strain or stress to the bones), along with recommending dietary and nutritional approaches to help bolster bone density. Chiropractic adjustments can help to reduce or alleviate pain associated with osteoporosis, and can also help to protect patients from falls by optimizing joint mobility, range of motion, balance and muscle tone.
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