Osteoporosis is a condition that involves the loss of bone mass and strength, leading to an increased risk of fractures.
It is a common condition, particularly in older adults. It is often referred to as the “silent disease”, because it can develop slowly, without causing any noticeable symptoms.
The loss of bone mass and strength in Osteoporosis occurs due to a disruption in the natural balance of bone remodeling, where old bone is broken down and new bone is formed. Factors that can contribute to this disruption include hormonal changes (such as menopause), vitamin and mineral deficiencies (such as calcium and vitamin D), genetics, and lifestyle factors such as lack of exercise, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption.
The symptoms of Osteoporosis may include:
- Loss of height over time
- Back pain, caused by a collapsed or fractured vertebrae
- Bone fractures, particularly in the wrist, hip, or spine
Diagnosis of Osteoporosis typically involves a bone density test, such as a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan, which measures the bone mineral density and predicts the risk of fractures.
Typical Treatment options may include medications to increase bone density and reduce the risk of fractures, calcium and vitamin D supplements, exercise programs, chiropractic care, and lifestyle modifications to reduce the risk of falls.
It is important to note that Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that can have serious consequences if left untreated. With proper diagnosis and management, it can be effectively treated. The risk of fractures can be reduced, improving the overall quality of life.
Our Approach to Osteoporosis Treatment
The SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System is designed to treat Scoliosis, a condition where the spine curves to the side. The SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System is a non-invasive treatment approach that uses a flexible brace to address the curvature of the spine and improve posture and function.
In many cases, Scoliosis and Osteoporosis may occur together, particularly in older adults. In these cases, treatment may involve a combination of approaches, including dynamic bracing, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and medications to manage pain and inflammation.
A significant number of patients with Osteoporosis along with Scoliosis report mild to significant pain reduction when treated with the SpineCor Bracing System.
The primary goal of The SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System is to stop the progression of curvature. It takes the unwanted weight off the joints and structures of the spine that are causing the pain. The second goal is to stabilize and strengthen the spine. And the third goal is to offer any correction if possible. Overall, improves quality of life.
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