Five Ways Chiropractic Care Can Support People with Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a degenerative condition that affects millions of people worldwide. The most common symptoms are chronic pain, joint stiffness, and decreased mobility. For many people, the only treatment options available are medications and surgery to replace their joints as they continue to degenerate over time. Fortunately, there is an alternative treatment option available – chiropractic care. At Zen Care Chiropractic, we specialize in treating osteoporosis with a variety of modalities, including Chiropractic BioPhysics®, cold laser therapy, and decompression therapy. Here are five ways chiropractic care can help support people with this condition.
#1. Chiropractic BioPhysics®
Are you experiencing pain and discomfort from osteoporosis or arthritis? If so, you may feel like there’s no hope to treat your condition. At Zen Care Chiropractic, we understand what it feels like to have a degenerative condition that causes pain and disruption in your life. We are here to tell you that there is hope! At Zen Care Chiropractic in Irvine, CA, we are one of a select group of chiropractic clinics that offer Chiropractic BioPhysics® as a treatment option. Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is different from traditional chiropractic care.
Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP) is one of the most effective non-medical treatments for osteoporosis. CBP is all about restoring spinal alignment and proper posture so that the body can heal itself naturally without the need for medications or surgery. Studies have shown that CBP can reduce pain, improve range-of-motion and balance, increase mobility, decrease inflammation, and improve function in areas affected by osteoporosis.
CBP, an advanced form of chiropractic care, combines manual spinal adjustments (mirror-image® adjustments) and traction therapy. The goal of CBP is to realign the spine using a combination of therapies which will help reduce pain and improve mobility for better posture and movement. This technique also helps increase blood flow throughout the body to promote healing as well as reduce inflammation associated with osteoporosis.
#2. Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is another modality that we use at Zen Care Chiropractic to treat osteoporosis patients. This type of therapy uses low-level lasers to stimulate healing in the body’s cells and tissues while also reducing inflammation and pain associated with degenerating joints caused by osteoporosis. It has been proven to be very effective for reducing pain caused by arthritis and other forms of joint degeneration.
Cold laser therapy uses low-level laser light energy to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and stimulate tissue healing at the cellular level. Our patients often comment on the fact that it is “comfortable,” “soothing,” and “relaxing.” Relief can be instantaneous with cold laser therapy, in that it can noticeably decrease pain and stiffness, and leave patients feeling more limber than they felt when they came into our office! Cold laser therapy makes a great addition to a complete, multi-modality treatment plan, which at Zen Care Chiropractic is our preferred way to treat our patients.
#3. Decompression Therapy
Decompression therapy is also used at our office for treating patients suffering from osteoporosis-related back pain and stiffness. Decompression therapy works by gently stretching the spine in order to relieve pressure on discs between vertebrae, and provide relief from chronic lower back pain caused by either age or injury-related conditions such as arthritis or osteoporosis. This type of noninvasive treatment has been proven to be very effective for relieving lower back pain without the need for medications or surgery.
At Zen Care Chiropractic in Irvine, CA, our decompression therapy creates gentle space between vertebrae in order to decrease pain and promote tissue healing. It’s not painful, in fact, like cold laser therapy, it can often provide immediate relief. Decompression therapy can relieve nerves that are being pinched by misalignment, and help healthy, regenerative circulation to flood into previously stagnant or unhealed areas. It is especially helpful for those suffering from chronic lower back pain due to degenerative conditions such as osteoporosis.
#4. Exercise Therapy
Exercise therapy helps improve flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, and posture while reducing overall muscle tension associated with degenerative conditions like osteoporosis. At Zen Care Chiropractic in Irvine, CA, Dr. Jay Kang may offer some recommendations regarding exercise and an exercise program tailored specifically for you. These exercises will be specific to your individual needs, and will likely be practiced at home in a way that complements your treatment plan.
#5. Rehabilitation Chiropractic
At Zen Care Chiropractic, we offer rehabilitation chiropractic. Research shows that osteoporosis and arthritis can be more likely to occur in areas of the body where there have previously been injuries. In our practice, we find that it is common for the areas where our patients have the most pain to be areas of the body that may have suffered a fracture, break, impact wound (from car accident or slip and fall), or other kind of injury. In addition to treating pain from arthritis and osteoporosis, treatment in Irvine CA at Zen Care focuses on treating old injuries and providing healing support to those areas, even if they are years old.
Osteoporosis Treatment in Irvine, CA
If you’re suffering from arthritis or a degenerative condition like osteoporosis, come visit us at Zen Care Chiropractic today! Our team provides comprehensive chiropractic care services specifically designed to help those struggling with these conditions find relief from their chronic pain without resorting to risky surgeries or powerful medications.
With our combination of cutting edge therapies, such as Chiropractic BioPhysics®, cold laser therapy, decompression therapy, along with traditional manual adjustments – there’s no reason why you should have to live in discomfort any longer.
At Zen Care Chiropractic in Irvine, CA, we offer all five treatments in-house so that our patients receive comprehensive care from one source. Dr. Jay Kang has extensive experience treating people suffering from arthritis and other degenerative conditions like osteoporosis, and knows exactly how to provide relief without resorting to invasive surgery or medications (this is determined case-by-case). If you’re looking for innovative solutions for treating a degenerative condition, come see us today at Zen Care Chiropractic! We look forward to helping you find relief from your condition – call us today and let us get to work doing what we do best!