Osteoporosis is a major health threat for 44 million Americans, 68 percent of whom are women. In the United States, 10 million individuals already have osteoporosis, and 34 million more have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for this disease.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and become brittle due to the loss of bone density. As a result, high stress points in the body, such as the hips, back and wrists, become vulnerable to fractures.
Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatment
Until recently, osteoporosis was difficult to diagnose in its early stages because there were no outward symptoms until a fracture occurred. Today, through advanced bone density scan technology called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA scan for short), osteoporosis can be diagnosed early and a treatment plan put into action.
Randolph Health's osteoporosis program gives you access to a full team of specially educated occupational and physical therapists who provide private consultation on exercise programs and osteoporosis treatment. They work with you one-on-one to develop an individualized osteoporosis treatment plan to promote a healthy, active lifestyle and to minimize risk of future potential complications related to bone loss.
We also offer compression fracture treatment using kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty.