Osteoporosis is a silent disease of bone thinning that many people suffer from with no awareness until the bones start breaki
ng or crumbling, most often at the spine, hips and wrists. The pain associated with this condition can be very severe and
effectively destroy any quality of life.
The statistics for osteoporosis don’t make happy reading, particularly for post menopausal women. Typical bone density loss is around 0.5% to 1% per year, but for post menopausal women can rise to 4% per year. Hence women are 4 times more likely than men to suffer osteoporosis. One in two women and one five men over 50 will suffer a bone fracture due to osteoporosis. In the UK there are around 3 million sufferers.
Waiting for a bone to break before you sit up and think about the terrible consequences of osteoporosis doesn’t make a lot of sense and with a 50% chance of suffering, women in particular should start thinking as early as possible about prevention measures.
Trials have shown that our MRT technology can increase bone density by as much as 10% in one course of treatment and thus an annual treatment could more than offset the bone density loss even for post menopausal women.
Other treatments we can offer which will help include acupuncture for pain relief, physiotherapy with exercise prescription including weight bearing exercises and nutritional advice.