Osteoporosis is a very common medical condition that affects more than 3 million people per year and over 200 million people in total making this a very serious condition as well. The bones become brittle and fragile and will typically fracture before the patient knows they have it. There are many other diseases that cause bone loss, but the metabolic factors separate Osteoporosis from the rest. Low levels of calcium, vitamin D, and mainly bone matrix are the main signs for Osteoporosis. The bone matrix contains inorganic salts and calcium and collagen and is what rejuvenates the bones after bone loss. It is this lack of bone matrix being produced after bone loss that creates this weakness in the bones.
Many conditions, circumstances, and deficiencies can be the reason for the onset of Osteoporosis. Main causes included menopause, older age, smoking, lack of calcium, vitamin D, and dietary proteins, as well as the lack of exercise.
Those that are more physically active with weight-bearing activities are less likely to get Osteoporosis. The reason being is that the consistent physiological stress helps to create stronger, denser bones. The body has to adapt and change to accommodated these loads, this is known as Wolff’s law.
Regular spinal adjustments will help keep the body function properly, mainly the nerve system in this case. The misalignment of a spine will result in poor signals of information being sent through the nerve system and the body, increasing the chances of Osteoporosis setting in.
Chiropractic care along with proper diet and exercise will help create a strong resistance to the onset of Osteoporosis.
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