The role of your osteopath in Chalfont in managing osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease which is commonly associated with old age and results in a decrease in bone mineral density which causes the bones to become weak and fragile. It affects approximately 3 million people here in the UK and over time can result in a reduced quality of life. It is a disease which affects the musculoskeletal system; however, the symptoms can be felt throughout the whole body.
The importance of diagnosing osteoporosis early
Osteoporosis is currently incurable, as there is no treatment that can fully restore the loss of bone mineral density caused by the disease. Another issue is that it is difficult to diagnose until the patient has experienced a fall or an injury which has resulted in a fracture or other damage to the bone. This can result in severe aches and pains, it can limit mobility and it can inhibit the function of muscles and joints. There is much research to show that our osteopath in Chalfont is ideally trained to recognise the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis before it is too late. Our osteopath in Chalfont can diagnose osteoporosis early on and advise how to adapt your lifestyle accordingly to manage the symptoms more effectively. We can also teach you how to avoid injury and how to prevent further damage to your health.
Managing osteoporosis with osteopathy
Osteopathic treatment works using a holistic approach and focusses on the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. By diagnosing osteoporosis early on, our osteopath in Chalfont can teach you how to improve proprioception and posture to help reduce the risk of falls.
If you have experienced an injury or a fall then our osteopath will use a range of different massage techniques and manoeuvres to help relieve your aches and pains or manage the pain more effectively. By diagnosing osteoporosis at the outset, they can tailor the treatment plan accordingly, taking into consideration bone demineralisation whilst performing all treatments to prevent any further pain or discomfort.
Calcium and vitamin D are very important for those who are affected by osteoporosis and our osteopath will be able to provide you with information on how you can incorporate these into your diet or if you may need to take supplements.
Osteopathic techniques carried out by our specialist osteopath here at our practice can help improve your joint mobility and muscle response, so that you can manage your symptoms of osteoporosis and prevent it from taking over your life. Our osteopath will use functional osteopathic techniques and soft tissue techniques, which are individually tailored for your symptoms, to help reduce any pain or restrictions which you may be facing as a result of the disease. Whether you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, or you have signs and symptoms which you suspect are exhibiting reduced bone health, visit our osteopath to find out more about what you may be experiencing and how we can help you. We want you to enjoy an optimal quality of life and alongside conventional pharmacological therapy, osteopathy can help you do just that. Speak to us at Rakhee Osteopathy today and book an appointment to visit our osteopath in person and get your life back to being as enjoyable as it should be.