What is Osteoporosis Pain?
Osteoporosis is a degenerative bone disease that causes bones to become weak or brittle over time, particularly in elderly individuals. As osteoporosis develops, bone mineral density is actually reduced to a lower level, making the bones more fragile. Just like the rest of our body’s components, our bones are maintained by natural functions. As we get older, the body cannot keep up with the rate that the bones deteriorate. For this reason, many patients with osteoporosis will experience frequent injuries, poor posture, and issues with the spine — all of which can cause pain and other symptoms.
How is Osteoporosis Treated?
Osteoporosis cannot be reversed, but there are treatments available to slow the effects of the disease and reduce its symptoms. Supplements and medications can help strengthen the bones, reducing the effects of osteoporosis and slowing the deterioration rate of the bones. Physical therapy may also help patients improve their strength and their posture. For pain caused by osteoporosis, we may recommend a variety of injection treatments. If you have suffered a fracture in the spine, we will likely recommend kyphoplasty, which injects a unique cement formula into the affected bones to strengthen them and repair any damage. During your initial visit, our doctors will assess your condition in order to determine the treatment that will be most effective for your situation.