Osteoporosis is a condition which causes the bones to weaken over time. Most commonly affecting the bones in the hip, wrist and spine, the bones become so weak they are easily breakable. The condition is often referred to as a ‘silent disease’. This is because patients do not often realise that they have it until they break a bone.
In order to keep our bones strong, the body breaks down old bone and uses new bone tissue to replace it. However, at around the age of 30, our bone mass stops increasing. This means it is important to focus on keeping as much bone as you can.
The condition can occur at any age, but it tends to be most common in older people. It also affects women more than men. There are several factors that increase your risk of developing Osteoporosis. These include early menopause, family history of the disease, vitamin D deficiency and certain medications.
How can Osteoporosis be treated?
The treatment of Osteoporosis aims to strengthen the bones, while preventing and treating fractures. Actual treatment will vary depending upon the results of your bone density scan. Previous injury history, age, sex and your risk of breaking a bone will also determine which treatment is right for you.
There are a number of medications used to help strengthen the bones. These include Bisphosphonates, Selective Oestrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) and Parathyroid Hormone treatments. In women, Hormone Replacement Therapy can help strengthen the bones in those going through early menopause. In men, testosterone treatment can also help. Another option which shows good results is Magnetic Resonance Therapy.
MBST Magnetic Resonance Therapy for Osteoporosis
MBST Magnetic Resonance Therapy has shown to help with cartilage repair within the joints and has been used to treat pain and lack of mobility associated with arthritis since 1998. Several studies have shown its effectiveness at improving joint mobility and reducing pain and discomfort. There have also been no reported side effects since its use as a therapeutic device.
As well as stimulating cartilage cells, MBST is able to stimulate bone tissue cells. In one study that followed 450 patients with a mean age of 68.4 years who’d been treated with MBST, the data suggested that the therapy could reduce the risk of fractures and there were no fractures recorded in these patients during the period between three months and one year after their MBST treatment.
The study was encouraging but it was not a double-blind placebo-controlled study, so more research is needed into the treatment of Osteoporosis with MBST. The study concluded that the fact that MBST has no risk of adverse event makes it “appropriate for a fracture prevention strategy in combination with exercise and vitamin D3”.
In most patients, MBST Magnetic Resonance Therapy is a good option for treating Osteoporosis. However, there are exceptions. Those who have active implants such as pacemakers and insulin pumps, are advised against using the therapy. Pregnant women and those suffering with HIV or Leukaemia, are also advised against using the treatment.
Osteoporosis can be a debilitating condition to live with. Magnetic Resonance Therapy could be an effective treatment option alongside other treatments. Call us on 020 3282 7553 to book a consultation today to find out if MBST could help to combat your Osteoporosis.