How important is it to have strong, healthy bones? They anchor your muscles, store essential nutrients and provide structure, while providing an essential role in the movement of your body. Your bones offer protection for your organs in the way your rib cage surrounds your heart and lungs, as well as how your skull surrounds your brain. Skeletal bone is living tissue that changes continually with new bone cells growing back to replace the bone cells that dissolve. In our youth, our bodies make new bone cells faster than old cells break down, which is referred to as bone remodeling. Peak bone mass is usually reached around the age of 30. As we age, bone remodeling slows down and we lose slightly more bone mass than we gain.
A variety of factors play a role in healthy bones. In bone tissue, the amount of bone mineral determines your bone density, measured according to optical density per square centimetre of bone surface using an X-ray. A test for bone density will determine if a person has osteoporosis and the likelihood of potential bone fractures. The bones in the hip, spine and forearm are most commonly used for testing bone density. The health and strength of bones are dependent on a diet sufficient in vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, boron, zinc, copper, manganese and Vitamin K, which may require supplementation. Regular weight-bearing and resistance exercise are excellent for strengthening your bones. Some examples of weight-bearing exercise include walking, dancing, hiking, jogging, and stair climbing. Resistance exercises may incorporate lifting weights within a workout while doing squats, lunges, deadlifts, and bench presses. Resistance exercises without weights can include burpees, jumping jacks, push ups, pull ups and step-ups.
Causes of Osteoporosis
When bone loss outpaces the growth of new bone, osteoporosis occurs. Symptoms of osteoporosis may include back pain caused by fractured or collapsed vertebra, stooped posture, loss of height, and bone fractures occurring more easily than expected. As we age, the greater our risk of osteoporosis. Family history can determine your risk level, particularly if your parent or sibling have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Other potential causes include hormone levels, thyroid problems, gastrointestinal surgery, long-term use of certain medications such as corticosteroids. Medical conditions such as cancer, Celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney or liver disease, and rheumatoid arthritis can contribute toward the increased risk of osteoporosis. For people whose lifestyle choices include excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use and lack of exercise, the risk of osteoporosis is higher.
PEMF for Osteoporosis
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is a very effective non-drug treatment for stimulating bone healing and bone formation. Many studies have shown that PEMFs quickly relieves pain of osteoporosis, enhances bone formation and increases bone mineral density with no side effects.
Nonunion Bone Fractures
A broken bone that fails to heal is called a nonunion. PEMF has been proven to be effective in speeding up the healing of nonunion bone fractures. A study in the Netherlands revealed that out of a total of 93 patients, 64 patients were treated for long bone fractures. The other group was treated for non long bone fractures. The success rate for nonunion with PEMF was 76% for the long bone fractures and 79% for the non long bone fractures. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy was shown to be an effective treatment of nonunion.
Experience the Benefits of PEMF
If you have suffered an injury involving a bone fracture, have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, or you are interested in optimizing your bone health, consider trying PEMF therapy. Daily use of PEMF strengthens bones, helps reduce pain, increases energy, and speeds up the healing process by increasing the absorption of oxygen and nutrients in our cells while optimizing the elimination of toxins and carbon dioxide out of our cells. PEMF is anti-aging on the cellular level for the entire body. By renting an Omnium1 or iMRS Prime from PEMF Global Rentals, you can experience the many benefits of PEMF therapy in the convenience of your own home.prior to purchasing a system of your own.