Your bones are living tissue that are continuously being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis happens when the building of new bone tissues cannot keep up with removal of old bone tissue. This causes extreme bone loss within the body and the bones to become severely and dangerously weak and brittle. Patients with Osteoporosis have such weak bones that simple stressed on the body such as bending over or even simply coughing can cause the bones to completely fracture.
The bones that are at highest risk of injury with Osteoporosis are the hip, wrist, and spine. Bones that bear the most weight (such as the pelvis, femur, and lumbar vertebrae) are also mainly affected by Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can happen to men and women, but most commonly effects older (post-menopausal) Asian and Caucasian women.
If you have chronic back pain, experience loss of height, have succumbed to a stooped feature, have bone fractures or a collapsed vertebrae or bone fractures that happen all too easily, you may be suffering from Osteoporosis. Medical professionals conclude that Osteoporosis is most commonly developed because of lack of exercise. To avoid possibly getting Osteoporosis, it’s safe to perform consistent weight bearing exercises in combination with healthy nutrition to benefit your body and keep your bones healthy and strong. This will allow your bones to reproduce new and much needed tissue accordingly.
At Neck, Back, Arm, Leg and Headache Pain Relief Clinic of Marin, Dr. Michael Joseph can help significantly with your Osteoporosis symptoms as we commonly treat patients with disorders of the nervous system and musculoskeletal disorders. The fact that having Osteoporosis can put you at great risk of breaking nearly every bone, we use a non-surgical and hands-on approach as a treatment option to prevent the disease from worsening while treating Osteoporosis related injuries.
Consult with your San Rafael chiropractor today to see what adjustments, spinal manipulations, relaxation techniques, rehabilitative exercises, and nutrition and dietary suggestions Dr. Michael Joseph can help you with.