Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become brittle and fragile, sometimes causing fractures when mild trauma occurs, like bending over or falling. Osteoporosis occurs when the regenerative cells within the bones can’t keep up with the rate at which healthy cells degenerate. This causes weakness within bones, making patients more prone to fractures and breaks.
At Springfield Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute, our providers are experts in bone health and care. We provide a variety of cutting-edge solutions to ensure patients have healthy and strong bones, reducing their risk of fractures or breaks with mild trauma.
Osteoporosis is hard to detect in its early stages, as most patients don’t experience any symptoms. When the bones begin to deteriorate more progressively, patients may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Back pain, commonly associated with a fracture within the spine
- Fragile bones that break more easily
- A hunched or stooped posture
- Loss of height
If you find that you are experiencing these symptoms and have not been diagnosed with osteoporosis, we encourage you to come in and see one of our leading experts in orthopedics. They’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your condition, and develop a personalized treatment plan that best suits your individual needs.
Our campuses have conveniently located on-site facilities for any treatment or diagnostic testing you may need throughout your treatment. Whether you need an X-ray of your bones and spine, or physical therapy to reduce back pain, our Springfield and Enon locations have everything you need within walking distance of the main office.
Unfortunately, there is no single cause of osteoporosis. This condition develops when the regeneration of new bone cells cannot keep up with the degeneration of existing bone cells. While there is no single cause of osteoporosis, there are some risk factors, including:
- Age. The older you get, the more likely you are to develop osteoporosis.
- Gender. Women typically develop osteoporosis at higher rates than men.
- Diet. Low calcium and low nutritional intake may lead to the cause of osteoporosis.
- Hormone levels. Hormone disorders like thyroid conditions may contribute to osteoporosis.
- Lifestyle choices. Those who lead a sedentary lifestyle may be at a higher risk for developing osteoporosis.
The orthopedic experts at Springfield Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute offer a variety of treatments and preventative care options for patients with bone degeneration, like osteoporosis. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual’s needs, considering bone density and the likelihood of a fracture occurring over the next 10 years.
Most osteoporosis treatment plans include the use of medication and hormone therapies. These medications are bisphosphonates, which enhance the density of the bones and make them less porous.
Osteoporosis Care by Orthopedic Experts in Springfield and Fairborn, Ohio
To learn more about osteoporosis, how you can prevent it, or how you can treat it, call Springfield Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute, with offices in Springfield and Fairborn, Ohio, at (937) 398-1066 or request an appointment now.