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Osteoporosis and
The Benefits of
Chiropractic Treatment

Osteoporosis can also be treated with chiropractic to help protect and strengthen your bones. Treatment can stimulate the growth of new bones and slow bone loss in the body.


Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become brittle and break easily. You may have heard that osteoporosis occurs when we have holes in our bones, such as in the spine, hip, knee, ankle, hands, and feet. Normal bone looks like a honeycomb, so it is not uncommon to have gaps in the skeletal system. When a patient develops osteoporosis, these holes become larger than healthy bones and can lead to mobility problems.

Chiropractic Treatments

There is no cure for osteoporosis, but appropriate treatment can help protect and strengthen your bones. Treatment can stimulate the growth of new bones and slow bone loss in the body.

Chiropractors usually treat patients who suffer from a variety of conditions, such as back pain, joint pain, and joint stiffness. However, osteoporosis can also be treated with chiropractic care. Chiropractic care not only treats the symptoms of osteoporosis but also promotes healing. We’ll guide you through the areas of osteoporosis and chiropractic and introduce some of the most common treatments for osteoporosis. 

Chiropractic treatments are generally a safe and beneficial treatment option for osteoporosis, but patients with common conditions are often reluctant to try spinal manipulation. Everyone has different needs, and spinal manipulation can bring well-deserved relief. If you have weak or fragile bones due to osteoarthritis or have a hole in your bone, our chiropractors can help you decide whether gentle spinal adjustments or similar treatments are right for you. 

Spinal Manipulation 

Spinal manipulation and other chiropractic treatments help restore joint mobility so you can move with confidence and ease. Many osteoporosis patients have a restricted range of motion due to tense muscles and less mobility.

Chiropractic Care

Studies have shown that chiropractic care promotes the natural healing process in the body by stimulating the production of osteoblasts. Osteoblasts are the cells that promote bone replacement in your body and support bone regeneration with bone collagen and proteins. They work with osteoblasts to maintain sufficient bone production. Unfortunately, osteoclasts break bones and break them down into smaller pieces, which can lead to bone loss. If you have enough osteoblasts in your body, it is not a problem, but adaptation-induced cell stimulation has been helpful for many patients.

Our chiropractors take a holistic approach to wellness, treating the entire body and striving to help you feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally. This can be achieved through chiropractic adjustments, massage, acupuncture, manual therapy, and other treatments.

Chiropractic treatments should not be ruled out in the case of osteoporosis, because of the increased risk of fractures. In fact, the first sign of osteoporosis in many people is a broken bone, which often causes severe pain. Common fracture sites are hip, spine, and wrist, and osteoarthritis can cause pain in the joints as well as other symptoms. 

Risk Factors

Osteoporosis can occur in people of all ages but is more common in older adults, especially women. It is not usually a fatal disease, but if you have it, you are at high risk of fracturing your bones and other health problems. The ribs, hip bones, wrist, and spine are most commonly affected, and those with osteoporosis are at a higher risk of developing other diseases. As bones lose bone density, the person can become noticeably shorter, and a slight fall can lead to loss of bone mass in the joints and other body parts such as the spine. 

People with arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and diabetes have the highest risk of developing osteoporosis They are also at higher risk of fracture after performing routine activities such as standing and walking. Everyday activities can be complicated by the loss of bone mass in the joints.

Possible causes of osteoporosis are certain diseases such as hyperthyroidism, and some involve the taking of certain medications. Some patients do not fully recover from the injury but it is important to treat osteoporosis based on the recommendations of your medical practitioner. If you have a history of rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, you also have an increased chance of developing osteoporosis.

What to Expect

If you have been diagnosed with osteoblastoma and/or a spinal fracture, it is important that your treatment is coordinated with the chiropractor and any other specialist involved in the treatment of osteoporosis so that treatment can be tailored to your condition.

On your first visit to the chiropractor’s office, the chiropractor will perform a physical examination and develop a treatment plan that can include a variety of chiropractic therapies. If your tests show that you have osteoporosis, your doctor will work with you to create a treatment plan. Your doctors will probably recommend supplementation as well as lifestyle changes. This may include increasing the intake of calcium and vitamin D. You may also need to change your diet and exercise habits. When your osteoporosis is advanced, your chiropractor will use a range of treatments to combat pain and other symptoms.


At Natural Care Chiropractic, we can develop a treatment plan that meets your needs for optimal well-being. These techniques can help increase mobility and range of motion, which can protect against osteoporosis and other conditions. The kind of chiropractic treatment you need to treat your specific condition depends on your age and the progression of osteoporosis. Treatments can involve a combination of PT, acupuncture, manual therapy, and other non-surgical treatments.

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