PREVENTION IS THE KEY TO HEALTHY BONES AND SAVING MONEY
THE BONE AND JOINT WELLNESS CENTER OFFERS LOW COST TIPS TO COMBAT OSTEOPOROSIS & FREE WORKSHOP OCTOBER 28
SCOTTSDALE- Bone thinning is a natural process that begins to effect men and women around the age of 30. While it is natural, there is a fine line between nature’s process and osteoporosis. One in two women and one in four men will experience an osteoporosis-related injury at some point in their life. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, in 2005 these injuries were responsible for an estimated $19 billion in costs. That figure is predicted to rise to $25.3 billion in the next 17 years if steps in prevention are not implemented.
“Many people spend most of their lives not worrying about osteoporosis until they are spending thousands of dollars to treat it,” said Dr. Shaun Hudson, Bone and Joint Wellness Center physician. “That is the point where it is too late to do anything except spend the money.”
The Bone and Joint Wellness Center keeps osteoporosis from being a disease of their client’s future by explaining the benefits of regular weight-bearing work outs, proper nutrition and being aware of the current health of their bones. Normal workouts promote stronger bones by working the bones and muscles against gravity. Getting 30 minutes of exercise everyday will dramatically y reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Diets rich in calcium and vitamin D create a foundation for healthy bones. Since most bone mass is developed by the time a person reaches the age of 20, it is vital that supplements are taken if the normal levels of minerals are not reached in a normal diet.
As a farewell to National Bone and Joint Decade Action Week, which stretches from Oct. 12-20, Dr. Hudson will be hosting a free lecture on the benefits of the Comprehensive 5000 blood test on Oct. 28. This test examines the current mineral levels in the blood and shows the weaknesses that need to be fixed to avoid osteoporosis. The lecture will be held at the Scottsdale Civic Library (the Silver Room) at 7:30 p.m. Please call 480-990-2663 to RSVP.
Dr. Shaun Hudson of The Bone and Joint Wellness Center is a chiropractic physician and a certified in Physical Therapist; practicing in the Valley for over 10 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in human biology as well as a doctorate in chiropractic. Dr. Hudson attended undergraduate at Indiana State University and then received his doctorate at Logan University of Health Sciences in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bone and Joint Wellness Center is located at 7701 E. Indian School Rd, Suite H in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, call 480-990-2663 or visit http://www.drhudson.com.