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Breaks and Fractures

A bone breaks (fractures) when excessive force is applied to it.

What to look for
Symptoms of fracture include swelling and tenderness, and there may be strange deformities and skin discoloration, as well as an inability to move the part affected. There may be a protruding bone, or a grinding feeling when attempting to move it. There are two main types of fracture: Simple (or closed) fracture and Compound (or open) fracture.

Causes
Most breaks are the result of injury, particularly in sport, but also in accidents such as car crashes and falls. Fractures are most common when the bone has been weakened by disease, as with osteoporosis and some forms of cancer.

When to seek further professional advice
If you have a broken bone or fracture you should see your doctor immediately.

Alternative Treatment

Cymatics: Sound wave therapy activities and stimulates the body. A therapist would use a hand held applicator, pads or plates which aim high-frequency sounds to parts of the body for healing properties.
Alexander Technique: is recommended as a way of maximizing the body's healing process and ensuring that the person avoids developing any compensatory muscular and postural imbalances.
Other therapies include: Western Herbalism, Rolfing, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Massage, Hypnotherapy, Colour Therapy, and Spiritual Healing.

Traditional Treatment

Once a fracture is suspected a doctor will provide first aid treatment and then refer the patient to a hospital. Once at hospital, X-rays will be taken to determine the exact nature and site of the fracture.  Treatment will be based at aligning the fracture, so it heals properly.
Never move an injured/accident victim -wait for an ambulance to arrive. Moving those who have injuries to the neck or spine may result in paralysis.

The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-18