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Are there alternative treatments for osteoporosis?

Alternative treatments for osteoporosis are usually lifestyle changes that doctors will also endorse. Exercises that put weight on your bones, like walking, jogging, dancing, weight machines, and playing tennis will help strengthen those bones. Taking vitamin D and calcium supplements can also strengthen your bones. If you already have osteoporosis, your bones are more likely to fracture or break after small falls. There are many ways to prevent falling and protect your bones, including keeping your floors clean, wearing non-slip soles, and installing grab bars. Using good posture and lifting objects with your legs help keep extra pressure off of your spine and back. Other treatments that may help relieve pain include biofeedback, TENS (transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation), cold or warm compresses, acupuncture, massage, and relaxation therapy.

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