Bone Density Scans (Osteoporosis Screening)

 

The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) states that osteoporosis or brittle bone disease affects 1 in 2 women, and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50. Here at Orchard Clinic we offer a Bone Density Scan service because in our experience, many of our patients wish to be proactive with respect to their health, and wish to know, and keep a check on, their bone density as they get older. As practitioners it also augments our decisions about appropriate osteopathic treatment.

Our Principal Osteopath, Co-Director and National Osteoporosis Member, Abigail Miller, is our peripheral DXA Professional and Operator.
 
The consultation involves a 20 minute appointment to include a risk assessment with a bone scan of your forearm by low dose X-ray. The cost of the scan is £45.00. The results are immediate and appropriate advice will be given. If an Osteoporosis result is given, and with your consent, this can be reported back to your GP.   
 
Next bone density scan date:-              Monday 25th September 2017
 
Please call the clinic should you wish to know more details. 
 
For more information about Osteoporosis click here.

Visit the link below to watch Craig Revel Horwood's 'Boogie for your Bones' video
https://www.nos.org.uk/page.aspx?pid=1756
 
Follow the link below for an article on how crash diets and/or eating disorders can result in osteoporosis in later life
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2053521/Camilla-Parker-Bowles-warns-girls-crash-diets-result-osteoporosis.html
 

The following link is entitled "Sue MacGregor helps raise awareness of osteoporosis at a parliamentary reception"
https://www.nos.org.uk/page.aspx?pid=1466&storyid7224=341&ncs7224=3 


 










































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