Chiropractors/Osteoporosis

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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.

Answer
Hi Sallie,

I don't believe that you would have any issues going to the chiropractor if you choose to go. As a matter of fact, chiropractic care for you would be beneficial for your overall health. A few tips for you:
1. Choose a chiropractor who practices with low force techniques as well as typical chiropractic. Nowadays, many chiropractors use multiple methods of adjusting the spine and cater it to the patient in the safest way possible. In short, you don't have to get "cracked" if it worries you.
2. Make sure the chiropractor gives you proper training in exercise for your hips and spine using weight bearing methods. These have shown to be beneficial for patients with osteoporosis. The hips and spine are usually the area of most concern when it comes to bone loss.
3. Ask about proper nutrition changes and/or supplements to support your bone and joint health.

Hope you find your visit to be a pleasant experience as it should be.  

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Vishal Verma DC CCSP

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I can answer questions about acute and chronic pain and their conservative management, sports injuries, back and neck pain, extremity pain, herniated/bulging discs, sciatica or other neurological issues, rehabilitation and fitness concerns, spinal decompression and cold laser therapy. I can't answer questions about specific medications and their prescription. I can give general information about them at best.

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I have years of experience in sportsmedicine and conservative care of musculo-skeletal injuries with the use of chiropractic, rehabilitation, and fitness/exercise as well as the use of advanced technologies such as spinal decompression and low intensity laser therapy. I have private practice experience as well as experience within an integrated medical setting with concurrent care of patients with both medicine as well as alternative therapy. I am a board certified sports chiropractor and have treated athletes of all kinds in the conservative management of sports injuries and performance enhancement.

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Doctor of Chiropractic Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

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