Welcome to Health-1st Osteoporosis Page. We trust that you will find our Osteoporosis Page useful in making your decision in choosing our office.
Osteoporosis is a disease that “steals” bone from the body, resulting in weakened bones and a significantly increased risk of fractures. And while fractures from osteoporosis occur most often in the elderly, the disease process can actually being much earlier. In fact, well over 20 million Americans – mostly women – suffer from osteoporosis, and many don’t even know they’re affected. Left untreated, osteoporosis can make bones so brittle, even a cough or a simple movement like bending over can cause a fracture to occur in the hips, spine or elsewhere.
Osteoporosis and your body
Your bones are composed of a network of living tissue, and just as your skin sheds and forms new tissue every day, so do your bones. In healthy bone tissue, old bone cells are naturally absorbed by the body and new bone cells form to replace them. But in people with osteoporosis, that cycle is disrupted, and the production of new bone cells to replace old ones declines sharply. As a result, the tissue network breaks down and becomes more porous, resulting in weak bones that are far more prone to breakage, even from mild stresses. The good news is, even once osteoporosis begins, there are steps you can take to avoid fracture and maintain your health.
How Chiropractic Can Help
When most people think about chiropractic care, they think of spine care and adjustment. While it’s true chiropractors can treat many chronic and acute health issues by relieving the stresses and strains in the spine, they also provide many other types of care to help patients achieve optimal health and enable them to tap in to the body’s natural healing powers. In patients with osteoporosis, chiropractic helps patients develop strength and flexibility to avoid falls and fractures and move with more confidence and assurance. Plus, chiropractors offer lifestyle guidance aimed at achieving a healthy balance throughout the entire body to avoid brittle bones and the painful side effects osteoporosis can cause.
Take the next step for osteoporosis care.
At Health 1st, we provide a full complement of chiropractic treatments and services so patients can find relief from osteoporosis symptoms and maintain optimal health and wellness. We understand the unique care needs people with osteoporosis have, and every treatment program we provide is custom-tailored to help patients stay strong and flexible. If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, getting care as soon as possible is the best way to keep your bones and joints their healthiest. Give us a call at (661) 324-4431 today and schedule a consultation and evaluation t learn how we can help you enjoy maximum health at every age.