Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by deterioration of bone tissue that results in low bone mass. It generally affects the bones of the hip, spine, wrist and shoulder. Osteoporosis makes bones fragile, and that is why they become more susceptible to fractures. The disease usually progresses without any visible symptoms in the early stages. Once bones have been weakened, then there may be some signs and symptoms. These include back pain, loss of height, and a stooped posture. Osteoporosis is often only discovered when the weakened bones undergo a painful fracture. Osteoporosis is responsible for more than 2 million fractures every year.
Women are more likely to acquire Osteoporosis. Studies predict that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture. Our osteoporosis treatment program includes treating and preventing fractures and using exercises to strengthen muscles. Medication is prescribed if needed by your doctor.