Living With Osteoporosis – Here’s You Need To Know

Being diagnosed with Osteoporosis can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to limit your life. Staying well informed about this disease and its treatments can help you build up a plan to continue your regular activities while taking care of your health.

In this blog, we will give you all the necessary information about Osteoporosis, its symptoms, and the best treatments for it.

What Is Osteoporosis?

The name of the disease itself means “porous bone,” which refers to how osteoporosis weakens bones, making them more vulnerable to fractures. With this sickness, you have less bone mass and strength. Most of the time, osteoporosis symptoms are not developed, and it’s discovered once painful fractures have happened.

Who Are Prone To This Disease?

Around 54 million people suffer from Osteoporosis in the US. Even though both women and men can get it, females are 4 times more likely to develop this disease than men. After the age of 50, both sexes are more exposed to Osteoporosis related fractures due to low bone density. This disease is also responsible for 2 million fractures each year, and the number continues to increase.

Symptoms Of Osteoporosis

As we mentioned before, usually, there aren’t any symptoms for this disease, which is why it’s cataloged as a silent disease. However, you can watch out for the following things:

  • Loss of height 
  • Change in posture 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bone fractures.
  • Pain in the lower back.

Available Treatments

Exercises, vitamin and mineral pills, and prescription drugs are all used as Osteoporosis treatments. It is often advised that you work out and take supplements to prevent it. Weight-bearing activities, such as running or walking on a treadmill, are extremely beneficial too. Also, getting rid of habits such as smoking can help both prevent and stop Osteoporosis from advancing. Osteoporosis medication is available as OTC and prescribed.

What About Chiropractic Services?

Availability of chiropractic treatment for an osteoporosis patient will depend on how advanced and aggressive each case is. Any professional clinic and physician will run tests such as X-rays and CT scans to confirm if the patient is fit to receive chiropractic pain management.

Some benefits that patients with Osteoporosis obtain from chiropractic services are:

  • Restored joint mobility
  • Reduced discomfort
  • Reduced pain
  • Adjustment-induced cell stimulation
  • Feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally

Live Your Life To The Fullest With Us

If you were recently diagnosed with Osteoporosis or are have been living with it for a while, you can reduce your discomfort with our chiropractic adjustments. We know it might sound scary for someone to be applying pressure to your body; however, Dr. Cosmas Leigh and his team of professionals are more than qualified for the job.

At Leigh Brain and Spine, we want you to continue running, jumping, and doing all the kinds of physical activities you’ve always loved to do. Don’tDon’t let pain and fear stop you from living your life. Schedule a consultation with us, and we’ll help you deal with your sickness with non-surgical and drug-free methods.