Osteoporosis is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide, particularly older adults, and can lead to an increased risk of fractures. While medication to slow down bone loss is the most common treatment for osteoporosis, many people turn to chiropractic care as a complementary therapy to improve their bone health.
It is important to note that chiropractors do not directly treat osteoporosis, but they can help manage some of the symptoms associated with it. Chiropractic doctors may use a variety of techniques to alleviate pain and discomfort, including spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy, and therapeutic exercises.
Spinal manipulation involves the use of controlled force to improve joint mobility and reduce pain. It can help alleviate symptoms such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches. (“Chiropractic Care and Osteoporosis: Is It Effective? – Healthline”)
Soft Tissue Therapy, such as massage or trigger point therapy, can help alleviate muscle tension and promote relaxation.
Chiropractors may also recommend therapeutic exercises to help improve muscle strength and bone density. Research also shows that regular physical activity is important for people of all ages to promote optimal bone density and maintain strong bones.
Doctor of Chiropractic may also provide lifestyle recommendations to help manage osteoporosis symptoms, such as maintaining a healthy diet rich in Calcium and Vitamin D, quitting smoking, and limiting alcohol consumption.
In conclusion, Chiropractic care is not typically considered a stand-alone treatment for Osteoporosis. Also, standards of care vary from person to person, so please consult your Chiropractor.
Dr. Thomas P. Canseco – Chiropractor
Fit Vida Chiropractic/ Disc Centers of America Reading
4453 Penn Ave. Suite 6, Sinking Spring, PA 19608