Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease that results in decreased bone density or softening of the bones. It is the leading cause of bone fractures in older adults. Nearly 1.5 million Americans suffer fractures each year as a result of osteoporosis. This number is expected to increase as the population continues to age. It affects both men and women.
There are many causative factors to Osteoporosis however; there are many treatments for osteoporosis as well.
Our goal at The Center for Bone & Joint Care is to gain a thorough history and assess your risk factor for osteoporosis so we can treat you accordingly and reduce the risk of a fracture.
The consequences of Osteoporosis can be debilitating. The sooner you are assessed and treated, the more likely you are to preserve bone mass and prevent unnecessary fractures.