It is estimated that around 3 million people in the UK have osteoporosis. In the UK, one in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 will fracture a bone, mainly due to poor bone health, and with an ageing population, these figures are likely to increase.
Frustratingly though, osteoporosis is often a silent condition, giving no pain or other symptoms to alert patients to its presence until the worst happens and a bone breaks. As such, many people living with osteoporosis are unaware that they have fragile bones until this happens, sometimes with devastating consequences.
Osteopaths are often seen by the general public as experts in the field of bone health, and as such, they are well placed to screen patients for this condition and offer practical advice on risk factors, prevention and treatment.
Osteoporosis affects an estimated 3 million people in the UK. It is a condition of the bones that causes them to become fragile and break more easily.
The condition itself is usually silent, those with osteoporosis are often unaware that they have it until they suffer a broken bone, which in turn can cause pain and loss of mobility.
Osteopaths are working with the National Osteoporosis Society to help you find out if you are at risk and what you can do to help yourself.
Osteopaths like David, are well placed to screen patients for osteoporosis and offer practical advice on risk factors, prevention and treatment.
Ask your osteopath about osteoporosis screening and management as well as other ways to keep your bones & tissue’s healthy.