Osteoporosis is a type of bone disease that causes bones to become weak and fragile. It also occurs when the body gets rid of bone matter while not replacing it or replacing small quantities. As a result, the body is more susceptible to fractures. This makes simple tasks such as bending or falling a hazard. Common osteoporosis-related fractures occur in the spine, wrist, and legs.
There is no cure for osteoporosis, but there are a couple of steps you can take to prevent and slow down the disease. Enchantment Physical Therapy understands this, and that’s why we are the best center to help you cope with this disease. There are no symptoms of the disease before it attacks. When it takes hold, symptoms such as:
- Constant back pain
- Loss of body height
- Poor body posture
These symptoms take a long time to manifest but should one suffer from a body fracture such as a broken arm; medical practitioners can diagnose the condition. Physical therapists at Enchantment Physical Therapy are specifically trained to identify the condition. This makes it easier for us to identify and start helping you with the disease.
When symptoms of pain take effect, our physical therapist in Gallup, NM will advise you on the medication to take. Apart from pain medication, the therapist will put you under supplements rich in calcium and vitamin D. These two nutrients are vital for good bone health. The therapist will also prescribe medications that will reduce the risk of bone fractures.
You will also get access to Hormone-related therapy at Enchantment Physical Therapy. Estrogen in women and testosterone in men will be used to try and control the disease.
Osteoporosis is incurable but by visiting our center, you are assured of quality treatment and care. Visit our offices in Gallup, NM for more information.