So what exactly is osteoporosis?
The word itself means “porous bone.” Osteoporosis results from a loss of bone density and mineralization. It can be extremely dangerous because it’s a silent disease–usually unaccompanied by symptoms unless there is a sudden strain or trauma (accident, fall, even a sneeze or cough). The common regions affected include the spine, hips, ribs, and wrists. The disease can affect both young and old individuals.
Over 10 million people have osteoporosis and another 34 million are at risk due to low bone density!
Here’s some info from recent studies:
— If adults experience hip fractures, their children’s risk for osteoporosis is doubled!
— The malnutrition of a fetus can result in low bone density.
— Although the disease can affect people of all ages, the higher your age, the higher your risk.
— Estrogen protects bone mass so their risk increases post-menopause. Women are diagnosed with osteoporosis 4x more often than men.
— Someone suffers from a fracture due to osteoporosis every 30 seconds.
We may not be able to reverse osteoporosis, but because it is a nervous system/musculoskeletal disorder we can treat it! Chiro care has been shown to increase range of motion and reduce inflammation for people suffering from this disease. Dr. Danubio will put together a unique plan to fit your condition.
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