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June 02, 2015

Odd bedfellows, eh? Not so much!

Osteoporosis and diabetes are connected with the arrival of technology today. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers spots both of these diseases as Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers cares for Baton Rouge chiropractic back pain and neck pain patients. To see how they are affiliated is intiguing!
  • Osteoporosis - a problematic health issue because of bigger possibility of bone fracture and death in middle aged and the elderly
  • Diabetes - a troubling health concern due to its accruing influence on its victims of all ages
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What are the different ways that diabetes can bring on osteoporosis? Well, as any Baton Rouge diabetic realizes, diabetes involves an abundance of body organs from bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts) to muscles to the eye’s retina to the nervous, endocrine and digestive systems. That's crazy! Integral for this conversation: diabetes reduces muscle strength through its throng of effects that increases fall risk that may lead to bone fractures. (1) What a cycle! A related cycle: having had a wrist fracture puts post-menopausal women at higher risk for future fractures to. 15.5% of post-menopausal women who experienced a wrist fracture had another non-wrist related fracture - hip, vertebrae, upper extremity, and lower extremity - later in life. (2) So Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers encourages diabetic patients to keep diabetes under control as best as possible is a positive move for Baton Rouge diabetics.

But how are they related and how does technology play into the equation? “Abdominal adiposity!” In common language, it’s a bit too much fat around the middle. This condition sets some Baton Rouge folks up for special health challenges like cardiovascular diseases and diabetes type 2. It may even be considered a cause of these diseases. Interestingly, when dual-energy xray absorptiometry (DEXA scans) are used to identify those at risk for osteoporosis, a side finding is telling. DEXA scans’ ability to measure tissue thickness reveals that a greater spine-hip thickness difference is significantly associated with a greater chance of diabetes. This association is stronger in women than men. (3) So Baton Rouge ladies, let’s take a closer look at your DEXA scan at your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment!

Contact Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers today. Chiropractic care and overall healthcare management are natural bedfellows! Baton Rouge chiropractic patients benefit hugely!