I ask myself, not too often; but I do ask: When will physician office's become state of the art in that they are equipped with portable yet sturdy pieces of equipment for physician's and their office staff to use on patients? The medical office would just pay a monthly fee that is included in the rent to use the equipment and once the equipment becomes outdated, old ect., then it can be exchanged for a newer one. Such as, equipment to perform a basic bone density test? All that is needed is an ultrasound probe and machine software to measure the density of bone when the ultrasound probe is placed on a patient. Of course, this would be used on patients who are of a certain age and have genuine concerns of arthritis or osteoporosis. If the loss of bone is severe or requires a more in depth study then the patient will be sent to have one. The patient will also have to have labs done. If it is determined that the patient has a vitamin D deficiency and gradual bone loss that comes with aging afterwards of having the bone density; then it may be time to provide in office supplements by vitamin D and calcium injections. Vitamin D is supposedly a steroid hormone that can bind to tissues and joints when used on people who are affected by osteoporosis or arthritis. Vitamin D is also beneficial in calcium absorption. If vitamin D is considered a natural steroid of sorts then it should be the preferred choice for injection with calcium.
When your bones tighten like hard to open windows, but with all the stress in life perhaps it's just best that they stay closed-use the natural steroid of vitamin D along with calcium for healthy bones!