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.

 

Treatment for Osteoporosis takes a multi-dimensional approach; simply changing one's diet may have little effect on bone mass if regular exercise is not part of the treatment plan as well.

The most common complication of spinal osteoporosis is a vertebral compression fracture, which can cause back pain, limited mobility, and a hunch/height loss.
Men and women with spinal osteoporosis are at different levels of risk for vertebral compression fracture, but all spinal fracture patients do suffer higher mortality rates after fracture occurs.
The most effective prevention for spinal osteoporosis and resultant compression fractures is working to prevent osteoporosis in general through medical treatment and lifestyle changes.
Testosterone deficiency plays a large role in the development of osteoporosis in men. Learn what causes testosterone deficiency and what can reduce men's osteoporosis risk.
Treating osteoporosis in men is similar to treating the condition in women, but there are additional options available to address the role of testosterone.

Osteoporosis is usually caused by natural age-related changes in the body that decreases bone density (primary osteoporosis).

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