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I had made an appointment with a chiropractor, but then I read if you have osteoporosis, that you shouldn't go to a chiropractor.

I was diagnoised with osteoporosis about 4 years ago. I had weakness of bone in my hip and back.

I started taking stontium and I took the Achilles test on my ankle and the score (Bond Density) was -0.9. on 9-27-14.

I also took the Achilles test on 9-16-2015 and my T Score was 1.0

So, I would not think by the Achilles test scores, that I have osteoporosis anymore.

The chiropractor office will give me an xray.  I was also told that they do treat people with osteoporosis.

I am not having much pain.

I wanted to go to a chiropractor, because I thought It would just be good for my health.

Any tips or opinions will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Any tips you can give me will be appreciated.

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Yes, DC's treat people with osteoporosis.  However, do NOT get x-rays at the chiropractic office.  There is no need to do so unless you have an injury and the doctor is looking for a fracture or dislocation or other big-ticket item.  Obtaining x-rays for the purpose of assessing curves, posture, or alignment is not valid and should be avoided.  If the DC insists on x-rays for this purpose, then find another one.

'Hope this was helpful.

Dr. G

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