Osteoporosis Treatment For Continual Spine Health
Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become fragile and are more likely to fracture. In patients with decreased bone health, the bone loses density and becomes prone to fractures. Osteoporosis Treatment includes diet and exercise, calcium and vitamin D, and medication.
Diet and exercise are the first lines of treatment, including an increased intake of calcium and vitamin D. Additionally, a physician will often prescribe medications proven to help increase bone density. The specialists at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute are experts in spinal care and can guide you toward optimal bone health.
Bone Health Deterioration: Signs and Symptoms
Bone health deterioration often goes unnoticed for years since there are rarely symptoms in the early stages of Osteoporosis. Many times, people will suffer a bone fracture before learning of the disease. Regardless of the specific location, pain in the spine can be caused by fractures of the spinal bones. These mini fractures are called compression fractures and most frequently occur without a specific injury.
Patients will either notice the pain coming on suddenly or slowly increasing over a period of time. Eventually, the loss of up to six inches in a person’s height will prompt them to seek out a spine care specialist.
Spine Care Specialists And Treatment Options
Spine care specialists at AOSMI utilize DEXA scan technology to test for bone density, the mineral concentration in your bones. The Dexa Scan is a bone density test that can diagnose bone loss and osteoporosis, predict your risk of future bone fractures and see how well any current osteoporosis medication is working. This scanning technology gives orthopedic specialists the ability to see exactly where you are in the stages of bone loss and adjust their treatment suggestions accordingly. AOSMI’s Dr. Neil Paulvin specializes in the treatment of osteoporosis and is an expert in bone health management. Our spine surgeon, Dr. Grigory Goldberg, is trained in non-operative and surgical treatments for compression fractures caused by osteoporosis.
The treatment options suggested to you will depend largely on the degree of bone loss you are currently experiencing. Therefore, being able to see exactly where you are on the bone density skill is vital to an effective treatment plan. Call us today to learn more about the DEXA scan technology and how it can benefit you.
To learn more about our DEXA scan at AOSMI, contact us today.