Every individual has different needs, but generally, chiropractic care is a safe, beneficial treatment option for osteoporosis. If you have weak, brittle bones from osteoporosis, our team can help you decide if spinal adjustments and similar treatments are right for you.
Can you see a chiropractor if you have osteopenia?
If you suspect that you have osteoporosis (or even osteopenia), you may be concerned about visiting a chiropractor for your headaches, neck or back pain. While chiropractic adjustments are in no way a treatment for osteoporosis, having this condition does not stop you from visiting a chiropractor.
What happens to your bones during chiropractic adjustment?
Simply, the mechanism is this:
Chiropractic adjustment uses “Crack” or “Pop” (Cavitation) to remove restricted joint movement. This facilitates receptors inside the joint and reduces pain signals from the joint. The brain interprets the release in joint movement and reduces pain.
Can a chiropractor make your condition worse?
The short answer is, when you visit a chiropractic clinic, your symptoms may get worse before they get better. While this may sound counterintuitive, this is not a bad thing! In fact, it might mean the treatment is doing its job.
What are the disadvantages of chiropractic therapy?
Spinal and joint manipulation has a chance to go wrong and may cause unwanted fractures or injuries. So it is important that you only have an appointment with an experienced chiropractor. The cost of treatment can be quite high.
What is the best exercise for osteoporosis?
Examples include walking, dancing, low-impact aerobics, elliptical training machines, stair climbing and gardening. These types of exercise work directly on the bones in your legs, hips and lower spine to slow mineral loss. They also provide cardiovascular benefits, which boost heart and circulatory system health.
Can chiropractor make herniated disc worse?
Serious complications associated with chiropractic adjustment are overall rare, but may include: A herniated disk or a worsening of an existing disk herniation. Compression of nerves in the lower spinal column.
Do chiropractors really move bones?
Based on the MRI images in this study, it is clear that an adjustment does not move bones back into place. If anything, just the opposite occurs in the short term!
Do chiropractic adjustments actually do anything?
Chiropractic adjustment is not just for the back. Different parts of the body can be helped through spinal and joint manipulation. An adjustment can relieve pain, correct your body’s alignment and improve your overall function.
Why do doctors not like chiropractors?
Historically, the medical associations have demonstrated resentment to any other community treating the ill. So first and foremost, it started out as a turf war. Secondarily, Medical Doctors don’t really understand what Chiropractors do, as they were not trained in spinal manipulation techniques.
Why does my back hurt worse after chiropractor?
When you get an adjustment, your vertebrae are being moved slightly. Your muscles have to adapt to the movement of the bone, so they may end up lengthening or shortening slightly, which can lead to soreness. The soreness is related to the movement of the bones and not to the pressure utilized by the chiropractor.
How often should you go to chiropractor?
The frequency of the visits to the chiropractor will depend on what your specific needs are. For some people, weekly sessions will be most beneficial. For others, bi-monthly consultations will work just as well. You will need to incorporate other routines to get the most benefit.
Has anyone died at a chiropractor?
Results: Twenty six fatalities were published in the medical literature and many more might have remained unpublished. The alleged pathology usually was a vascular accident involving the dissection of a vertebral artery. Conclusion: Numerous deaths have occurred after chiropractic manipulations.