Testing is an important part of our preventative care program. 50%
of women and 25% of men will suffer osteoporotic fractures during
their lifetime. Many of these fractures could have been prevented
with appropriate screening and treatment. We do not practice "cookie
cutter" medicine. There is an individualized approach for each
Based on our
diagnosis, we will discuss your options and recommend treatment.
We have seen the consequences of spinal fractures that came from
osteoporosis. There is a shortening of the spine, which at times
can compromise breathing and digestion. When people suffer vertebral
fractures, pressure from the abdomen pressing on the lungs can make
it difficult to breathe normally.
reflux and shortness of breath are not uncommon. Osteoporosis is
serious. 20% of the people who fall and break their hip are dead
within 6 months and 50% of the survivors will require assistance
using a walker or a cane for the rest of their lives.
good relationships with orthopedic surgeons who do their best with
these fractures. Preventing the fractures from occurring in the
first place is far more important however and this is where we focus