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Osteoporosis Clinic

Do more for your Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. Individuals with osteoporosis are at a high risk of fractures from falls and accidents, but also while doing everyday activities such as standing or walking.

Our Osteoporosis Clinic helps at-risk patients identify, prevent and treat this serious, silent disease.

FAQs

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both.

Under a microscope, the inside of healthy bone has small spaces, like a honeycomb. For someone with osteoporosis, these spaces increase in size, which causes the inside of the bone to lose strength and density, and the outside of the bone to grow weak and thin. People with osteoporosis are at a high risk of fractures from falls and accidents, but also while doing everyday activities such as standing or walking. 

While osteoporosis can affect people of any age, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, it is most common in individuals over the age of 50. In fact, one two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

Individuals who should consider being evaluated by CPNC’s Osteoporosis include:

  • postmenopausal women and men age 50 and older;
  • individuals with a diet low in calcium;
  • individuals who are thin;
  • individuals of Caucasian or Asian descent;
  • individuals with history of a broken bone after age 50; or
  • individuals with a family history of osteoporosis.

The bones most affected by osteoporosis are the ribs, hips and the bones in the wrists and spine.

Unfortunately, there are typically are no symptoms in the early stages of bone loss. Signs and symptoms that your bones may already be weakened by this disease include:

  • Back pain, caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra
  • Loss of height over time
  • A stooped posture
  • A bone that breaks much more easily than expected

Patients can except a spine exam and health history. Our providers will also check for secondary causes for osteoporosis by obtaining lab work and imaging.

Education is a critical component as well, and our providers will provide educations on healthy diet and exercise treatments to build and maintain strong, healthy bones.

In addition to evaluating for osteoporosis, we offer treatment for spine fracture, including kyphoplasty, and medication treatment regimens to build bone.

Current patients of Comprehensive Pain & Neurology Center should talk to their clinician to see if the Osteoporosis Clinic is right for them.

For individuals who aren’t already patients of our practice, please ask your provider for a referral by directing them to our Providers page.

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Attention patients

Please adhere to the following for the health and safety of you, our staff and other patients:
  • Masks are required. If you are not wearing a mask, you will not be seen.
  • Only patients are allowed in the office; no friends, rides or family.
  • DO NOT enter the clinic if you have a cough or fever. Please call and reschedule.
  • Maintain 6-feet distance from others while in waiting room.