Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It develops slowly over several years and is often only diagnosed when a minor fall or sudden impact causes a bone fracture. Osteoporosis is confirmed based on the results of a bone density scan (sometimes called a DEXA scan) alongside a fracture risk assessment.
The aim of treatment for osteoporosis is to keep your bones as strong as possible and to prevent fractures. If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, your GP will probably advise you to make some healthy changes to your diet and lifestyle. They may prescribe medication and may also suggest changes to your home to help reduce the risk that you might fall.
Although medication may stop further degradation of the bone, research shows little success rates in stimulation of osteoblast activity, bone formation and increased bone density.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) have not, until recently, been considered a mainstream therapeutic option in the UK but European nations have been using PEMF therapy since the early 1900s.
I used magnetotherapy following a fall which fractured 3 of my ribs. I already knew I had osteoporosis but I didn't get along with the medication so wasn't using it. I tried 8 sessions of magnetotherapy which greatly improved my rib pain. My next bone density scan is coming up soon. I'm looking forward to seeing the results.
The treatment sessions are painless, a nice excuse for a little rest!!! I'm happy to try anything that might help reduce my risk of fracture. For £200 it's worth a try!
I was a little apprehensive before trying the treatment. A friend suggested I try it after seeing a leaflet. The treatments were straightforward. All I had to do was lie down for 30 mins. Thank You Peak Physio.
For more information about how magnetotherapy can help you, or to make a booking, call 01492 338 262.