Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become brittle or break easily. It can be treated with chiropractic care. But how does chiropractic affect bone health?

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Treat Osteoporosis?

Chiropractors commonly treat patients who have nervous system disorders and musculoskeletal disorders, such as osteoporosis. Having osteoporosis can put you at greater risk of breaking a bone. In fact, the first sign of osteoporosis for many people is a broken bone, which often causes intense pain. Common places for fractures to occur include the hip, spine, and wrist.

Common treatments a chiropractor uses include adjustments, relaxation techniques, rehabilitative exercises, and counseling about nutrition and dietary supplements. These techniques can help increase mobility and range of motion, which may help protect you from falling, a common cause of spinal compression fractures.

But What Type of Chiropractic Care Will You Need to Treat Osteoporosis?

Treatment plans depend on your age and how advanced your osteoporosis is—for example, a post-menopausal woman with osteoporosis may benefit from bone-building exercises and dietary supplements such as calcium and vitamin D. Your chiropractic care plan with be tailored to your needs.

Should You See a Chiropractor for Osteoporosis?

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis and/or have suffered a spinal fracture, it is important to coordinate your care with your primary care physician, orthopedist and/or other medical professional involved in your osteoporosis care.

At your initial visit to your chiropractor's office, the chiropractor performs a physical exam, and he or she may order imaging tests, such as x-rays. From there, your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan for you which may incorporate a variety of chiropractic therapies.

If your osteoporosis is advanced, your chiropractor will use a gentle approach, such as soft tissue techniques, to address your pain and other symptoms.

How to Choose a Chiropractor for Osteoporosis

Ask your PCP, family members, and friends for chiropractor recommendations. You'll want to find a chiropractor who has current experience treating patients with osteoporosis. You can also visit a chiropractor's website to check his or her credentials, and do research online to see other patients' feedback on the chiropractor.

If you are suffering from osteoporosis and looking for chiropractic services, please call Augustine Chiropractic Wesley Chapel at 813-994-6008.

Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!