A bone is a calcified collagenous matrix with some cells entrapped in-between. The human skeletal structure is made up of three types of bones. We have the mature bone known as the Lamellar, the immature bone called Non-lamellar and the Woven or Bundle bone. All these bones function differently in our bodies and are affected by different diseases and disorders.
The growth and maintenance of the skeleton may be disrupted to cause bone diseases and disorders. Abnormalities in our bone structure may be due to hereditary, hormonal, developmental, dystrophic, or idiopathic causes. Bone diseases and disorders can disrupt the way our entire body functions. Some conditions cause chronic pain and disability.
Osteoporosis is a disease that occurs once our bones weaken due to changes in the mineral density and mass of the bones. It causes bone fractures in the hip, wrist and spine.
A fracture takes place when a bone breaks due to sudden or strong force. A fracture may be:
This chronic disorder affects the re-growth and breaking down of bones. Bones break down and re-grow excessively therefore bigger and softer than normal. These bones are misshapen and prone to fracturing.
It is an abnormal spine curvature that results to an S or C shape. Scoliosis occurs before puberty and is caused by neurological abnormalities, birth defects or genetic conditions.
The bone tissue may be infected after surgery or the infection may spread from other parts of the body to your bones causing osteomyelitis. The infected area becomes swollen, painful and red.
Arthritis may be in two forms, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis takes place when bones rub together due to breaking down of the cartilage that acts as a cushion between bones. Rheumatoid arthritis is an immunodeficiency disorder. It causes the immune system to attack joints in the hands and feet.
Different conditions and diseases of the bones have various symptoms. The most common symptoms are:
Chiropractic treatment focuses on the complete musculoskeletal system of the patient during treatment. Physical activity plays a big role in managing and treating various bone conditions and preventing complications of being sedentary. The chiropractor in 85331 will help you to find a suitable physical activity, a proper modifying activity and assistive devices that will keep you mobile and independent. Exercise and activities carried out with the help of a chiropractor like resistance-training exercises help to improve the strength around our joints. This is effective for treating and managing arthritis.
Controlled weight bearing exercise helps treat osteoporosis. In treating osteoporosis, the chiropractor in Cave Creek, includes exercises that tone the muscles, improve proprioception, and restore equilibrium. Exercises have an anabolic effect that may stop or reverse osteoporosis. Chiropractic adjustments help to exercise and strengthen the limbs affected by skeletal abnormalities.