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Bone Strengthening Program

At Health and Wellness of Central Florida, we believe that our skeletal structure is incredibly important to our daily living-and oftentimes, it’s misunderstood. Patients typically don’t think about bones and how important they are because there isn’t always a reason to-until pain sets in.

Generally, bone loss is silent and does not cause pain until there is an injury, such as fracture of some kind, that can be seen on an X-ray or with a bone density test.

We focus on what you can do today to prevent bone lose in the future.

How Our Skeletal Structure Works

Can you imagine how we would function without our skeletal structure?

We would not be able to walk, lift, bend, exercise, or carry out other activities of daily living! We would just be a blob of flesh lying around and watching our life pass by.

Pretty boring, don’t you agree?

Our skeletal structure serves two purposes: support and protection. The protection part comes from our rib cage. The cage provides protection to vital organs such as our heart, liver, spleen, lungs, pancreas, and so on. Our skull also protects our brain, pituitary gland, and pineal gland to name a few.

Our skeletal system provides support for us to live a healthy, active, and productive life.

Woman with head pain

Bone Loss Causes

One of the major causes of bone loss is age. But should we really justify and accept all of the ailments that age seems to bring? Instead of accepting that a part of the aging process is to feel sick and in pain, we want our patients to thrive well into their golden years by being proactive.

Here’s an example: Headaches are very common in the practice-we see them almost every day. Most people who come to us for care of back pain often complain of headaches too. Often, they’ve suffered for years, leaning on Advil and Tylenol for support. At this point in their life, they have accepted headaches to be part of their normal life.

But it’s important to remember that headaches aren’t normal.

Therefore, bone loss may be age related, but not at the rate which we have seen in younger generations. Besides age, there are several factors that can contributes to osteopenia / osteoporosis, including but not limited to:

  • Mineral deficiencies
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Alcohol
  • Digestive dysfunction (leaky gut, hypochlorhydria, IBS, etc.)
  • Standard American Diet (SAD)
  • Being sedentary (lack of motion)
  • Thyroid problems
  • Adrenal fatigue

Bone Loss “Dangers”

The biggest danger for those who suffer with bone loss is fractures. Since bone density is low, any increased pressure on the skeletal structure from trauma or a fall can potentially lead to a fracture. Most common fractures from falls are long bones (arm / leg) and hip.

We like to think of bone structures like important support beams in a building. As time passes, the structural integrity begins to weaken and become unstable. All it takes is a change in the external forces for those support structures to become overwhelmed, causing the building to collapse.

The healing process from a fracture takes longer and often requires surgery to stabilize the area of injury. At times, a hip fracture can be so debilitating, the person often ends up bed ridden for long periods, which consequently may lead to other health issues such as respiratory, circulatory, and other conditions.

Good News

There is a solution to reverse bone loss. Through good nutrition and improvement of cell function, bone loss may be reversed over time. We’re proud to offer a focused, natural bone strengthening program in the practice, and we’d love to talk with you about how it could help.

If you’re ready to learn more, contact our team today to book an appointment.


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