Osteoporosis Pain Relief and Mobility at Manhattan Wellness Group
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What is Osteoporosis?
A syndrome that consists of different combinations of symptoms. Bone is a living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the removal of old bone. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine.
What are the symptoms of Osteoporosis?
- A gradual loss of height and an accompanying stooped posture
- Fractures of the wrist, spine, or hip
Osteoporosis affects men and women of all races. But white and Asian women — especially older women who are past menopause — are at highest risk. Osteoporosis involves the gradual wearing a way of cartilage in joints along with the deposition of calcium, which limits mobility of the joint. Acupuncture stimulates the parathyroid glands to produce the hormone that draws calcium out of bones, only in this case, the hormone works on the arthritic deposits. Research in China has shown that bone spurs on the vertebrae of the neck have disappeared after several courses of acupuncture treatment. When the joint reaches a certain level of deterioration, acupuncture will not restore it to a normal state. It is, however, extremely effective at controlling the pain that often accompanies this deterioration. Medications, healthy diet and weight-bearing exercise can also help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones.
The treatment of osteoporosis requires an integrated approach uniting the expertise of doctors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and other members of the healthcare team. Call Us to make an appointment and to check your insurance converage. We have a team of pain management specialists, Acupunturists, chiropractors, medical massage therapist and physical therapists. We work together to provide a comprehensive approach to diagnostic and therapeutic care, offering individualized treatment for each patient.