Chiropractic Treatment for Bone Structure Abnormalities

Chiropractic Treatment for Bone Structure Abnormalities

Jul 01, 2021

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.

Functions of Bones

  1. Our bones protect organs. For example, our skulls the brain from external injury.
  2. Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow.
  3. Minerals useful to the body like calcium are stored in the bones.
  4. The bones are responsible for releasing a hormone that helps our bodies control blood sugar levels.

Common Bone Disorders

    1. Osteoporosis

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.

    1. Fractures

A fracture takes place when a bone breaks due to sudden or strong force. A fracture may be:

      • Open – the fracture bone tears through the skin
      • Incomplete – your bone cracks but does not break off completely
      • Closed – the broken bone does not break your skin
      • Complete – bone is crushed or snapped into two or more pieces
    1. Paget’s disease

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.

    1. Scoliosis

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.

    1. Osteomyelitis

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.

    1. Arthritis

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.

Causes of Bone Diseases and Disorders

  1. Age. Middle-aged people are more at risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
  2. Occupation. Jobs that require heavy labor and being on our feet most of the time contribute to abnormal bone conditions.
  3. Not being exposed to the sun for the required amount of time leads to vitamin D deficiency that can cause rickets.
  4. People who are highly inactive and carry out very little physical activities put themselves at risk of fractures due to osteoporosis.
  5. Excess weight leads to osteoarthritis and gout.
  6. Estrogen deficiency causes bone re-absorption and reduces bone formation leading to osteoporosis.
  7. Neurological abnormalities
  8. Genetic conditions
  9. Smoking.
  10. Nutrition

Symptoms of Bone Diseases and Disorders

Different conditions and diseases of the bones have various symptoms. The most common symptoms are:

  1. Joint stiffness
  2. Decreased range of motion
  3. Headache and hearing loss caused by bone diseases which affect the brain
  4. Decreased joint function
  5. A rotating spine
  6. Constant, aching, deep pain when at rest or active
  7. Breathing difficulties
  8. Bumps on small finger joints
  9. Length discrepancy
  10. Bone deformity
  11. Fractures
  12. Gradually losing height or having a stooped posture
  13. Debilitating back pain
  14. A hip or shoulder that is higher than the other

Chiropractic Treatment for Bone Structure Abnormalities

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.

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