Osteoporosis is a disease characterised by the bones becoming brittle, thinner and breaking more easily and it does not just affect the elderly. As people are becoming ever more sedentary, particularly in their crucial years of development and growth, the problem continues to grow and is more common in younger age groups. We need to emphasise that prevention is better than cure so knowing what you should or should not be doing and eating will help you towards an active and osteoporosis-free old age.
Here are some ways to prevent osteoporosis:
Osteopaths are, of course, very aware of what would increase the likelihood of a patient having osteoporosis and treat appropriately. in addition to relieving the back pain, or other problems that the patient present with, they are able to give advice on the types and duration of activities that would be most suitable and discuss other ways in which the patient could minimise the chance of injury due to osteoporosis.