Osteoporosis: difference from Osteopathy and prevention strategies

Okay, so before we get started- lets just clear up a pet hate of mine.

Osteoporosis & Osteopathy: a homonym of sorts. The short answer is the former is a disease of bone and the latter is a hands-on treatment for muscle, skeletal and spinal problems! I know most of you know this and I’m only really joking. But as my wonderful Gran used to say; “many a true word was spoken in jest!”

Further differentiation…

Osteoporosis is a disease of bone mineral density and has haunted women since the dawn of history. Egyptian mummies from 4,000 years ago have been found with the telltale dowager’s hump. Most young women today can expect to spend their old age standing as straight and tall as they ever were, thanks to recent dramatic improvements in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis.

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