Buffalo, NY Osteoporosis and the Gut-Bone Axis

The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is tied to a wide variety of body functions with the term “gut-brain” connection likely being the one you’ve heard of more. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article calls it - is getting attention. Disc Centers Of America sees Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients with bone issues like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite important.

HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?

This issue of gut-bone connection has spread such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis Society met in October 2020. This group discussed past, present, and future research projects regarding the interaction of diet, medication-use, immune development, health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they influence bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decrease in older age. The beneficial use of oral probiotics to possibly slow bone turnover and avert bone loss was pointed out, too. (1) 

HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?

As the most frequent metabolic skeletal disease, osteoporosis affects many people, men and women, because of its wearing down of the skeletal structure resulting in bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can trigger the bone remodeling balance and affect bone metabolism. (2) Disc Centers Of America aims to help our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients avoid and/or treat osteoporosis.

TREATING OSTEOPOROSIS

The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has increased recently along with the rapidly aging global population. Treating the “gut-bone axis” was explained as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites, and intestinal permeability. (3) Using traditional Chinese medicine’s Qing’e Pills was demonstrated as a way to regulate intestinal flora to improve postmenopausal osteoporosis by enhancing bone mineral density, altering gut microbiota, and positively influencing inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was found helpful in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in diabetic rats as well as reducing inflammation, increasing short chain fatty acid content, and reestablishing gut microbiota. (5) Ask Disc Centers Of America about the positive effect of treating the vagal nerve origin in the gut to influence the gut. A substantial topic for another article, the vagus nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function as well as helps in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Interesting and effective! The choices for attending to the “gut-bone axis” and potentially preventing osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important. 

CONTACT Disc Centers Of America

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the interplay of nutrition and chiropractic treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related conditions.

Make your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment today. Are they connected? Yes! The more researchers look into it, the more alive the “gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to address its influence grow. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to Disc Centers Of America!

 
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