Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become brittle or weak over time. As the disease progresses, individuals are at a higher risk of bone breakages and fractures during a fall or minor hit. There are often no symptoms or outward signs pointing to a person suffering from Osteoporosis. A person may not know they have the disease until they experience a fracture after a minor incident, such as a fall, or even a cough or sneeze.*
At the New York City Spine Institute, each of our specialists has expertise in the latest diagnostics, medical treatments and advanced technologies in nearly every pain related condition. We offer various treatment options to best fit your osteoporosis.*
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At NYSI you will receive personalized care specific to your diagnosis. Our experienced doctors are equipped in supplying you with high quality care and proper treatment options to manage painful symptoms.
Under the guided leadership of our medical director, Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D. FAAOS. The spine doctors at NYSI are industry leaders in various neck and spine disorders and will provide our patients with the appropriate treatment options.
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How likely you are to develop osteoporosis depends partly on how much bone mass you attained in your youth. Commonly affected areas are the hip, wrist, or spinal vertebrae. Damage to the spine can create a curved spine and changes in your posture .The bone loss due to Osteoporosis develops slowly, an individual may not know they are a sufferer until they experience a fracture or break. There are various risk factors dealing with this disease, some are modifiable, others cannot be avoided. Some unchangeable risk factors include*:
Men and women over the age of 50 are at a much higher risk of Osteoporosis. People can suffer from this condition without showing any signs or symptoms. Since this is a disease that can be prevented and treated it’s important you be seen by a physician or specialist to protect your bones and overall health.*
To diagnose osteoporosis, assess your risk of fractures and determine a treatment plan, your specialist can order a bone density scan that measures bone mineral density (BMD).*
Through making positive lifestyle changes and by following appropriate treatment options, a person can manage osteoporosis. Treatment options vary person to person and is based on various risk factors. While osteoporosis cannot be reverse, there are ways to manage it. Some of those methods can include dietary changes and exercise to prevent bone loss or to strengthen weak bones. Your doctor may also recommend medicine to help your condition.*
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary by patient and condition. New York Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.