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Chiropractic and Osteoporosis

Chiropractic is one of a range of non-invasive natural treatments for a range of ailments and conditions, including osteoporosis.  Natural therapies and treatments are increasingly valued for their effectiveness and lack of significant side effects, and are increasingly utlised alongside conventional medical treatment.

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition where sufferers experience deterioration in the condition of their bone structure.  This is typically experienced later in life when bone structure is not replenished, and is especially prevalent in women who have experienced the menopause; and the associated hormonal changes that occur at this time.  It is an especially difficult condition to detect, as there are no obvious symptoms, and sufferers are often only diagnosed after a fracture occurs.  Medication, diet and exercise are the typically range of treatments an osteoporosis sufferer can be expected to undergo.  Diet is primarily aimed at introducing calcium rich foods into a patient, while exercise is designed to place a load on muscles and bones, which helps with conditioning.

What is Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractors are primarily concerned with the alignment of the musculoskeletal element of the body; principally the spine, skull and pelvis.  Various techniques are used to readjust these elements, which are designed to allow the nervous system to function without obstruction. This unhindered, holistic approach is central to the very concept of chiropractic treatment. Hand pressure, gravity and specialised equipment such as adjusting tables are the primary tools of the chiropractor.  These adjustments are intended to encourage normal motion and facilitate healing. 

How Can Chiropractic Help Osteoporosis?

Elderly osteoporosis sufferers typically fall or injure themselves when they fracture a bone.  Chiropractic treatment can offer relief in restoring the normal range of motion for limbs, and reducing some of the symptoms.  Chiropractic treatment that would typically be offered over a number of sessions, depending on the severity of the condition.  Ensure your chiropractor is qualified and registered with an appropriate association.  This will ensure they have the appropriate qualifications and are competent, and that they are also in possession of all the relevant insurance cover. 

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