The composition of our body is fascinating. Chiropractors touch some of your bones every time you visit. Some of you have broken a bone or two, or three, or four along the way.
What is bone actually made of ?
Bone itself consists mainly of collagen fibers and an inorganic bone mineral (primarily calcium and phosphorus) in the form of small crystals. Living bone in the body contains between 10% and 20% water. Of its dry mass, approximately 60-70% is bone mineral. Most of the rest is collagen.
That composition is, ounce for ounce, 5X stronger than steel! It also has the same compressive strength as stainless steel but is 3X lighter! Those are a couple of reasons chiropractic care has proven to be a very safe option for so many people.
AND... as with your muscles, movement maintains bone strength. Keep going!
Stay well adjusted,
Dr. Dan Kammer