Osteoporosis is a condition that causes a thinning of the bones. This can result in vertebral compression fractures, deformity (kyphosis) and even death. Osteoporosis and related spine fractures are largely treatable and preventable with medications, calcium intake, and Kyphoplasty (Osteoporosis Fracture Treatment) Video or vertebroplasty surgery.
The first outward symptom of spinal osteoporosis is typically vertebral compression fractures. Learn how osteoporosis can lead to spinal fractures and what can be done to prevent them.
The most effective prevention for spinal osteoporosis and resultant compression fractures is working to prevent osteoporosis in general through medical treatment and lifestyle changes.
Treating Osteoporosis in Men
Treating osteoporosis in men is similar to treating the condition in women, but there are additional options available to address the role of testosterone.
Types and Causes of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is usually caused by natural age-related changes in the body that decreases bone density (primary osteoporosis).
Vertebral Fracture Symptoms
Osteoporosis is a leading cause of fractures in the spine, hip and wrist. A compression fracture should be suspected in any patient over the age of 50 with acute onset of back pain.