Osteoporosis

 

Suffering From Osteoporosis Pain?

Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone. It is generally associated with aging. Metabolic imbalance, genetics and medications are also factors. Osteopenia is a lesser form of this condition and, if not treated, may progress to the more serious osteoporosis.

Treatments of osteoporosis include Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty, supplementation with calcium and Vitamin D. Weight-bearing exercise, including walking, is very important to build stronger bones. There are also medications that may prevent, reduce or treat osteoporosis.

What Are The Symptoms

There typically are no symptoms in the early stages of bone loss. But once bones have been weakened by osteoporosis, you may have signs and symptoms. You may experience back pain but may not be able to trace it to a single event of a fall or other trauma that might cause a broken bone.

Osteoporosis is not painful by itself. However, it may lead to spinal fractures that can cause back pain, the pain may last as long as six weeks while your bones heal. The fractures may also result in spinal deformity that can lead to a hunched back and/or decreased height. It may cause dull pain in the bones or muscles, particularly low back pain or neck pain.

You may experience:

  • Sudden back pain
  • Loss of height over time
  • Appearance of a widow’s hump
  • Change in posture or stooped posture
  • Bone fracture that occur much more easily than expected

Treatment Options

While no cure exists, there are steps you can take to prevent, slow or stop its progress and treatments are available that can relieve pain and help you remain active. Taking steps to actively manage your osteoporosis may help you gain control over your symptoms.

In some cases, you may even be able to improve bone density and reverse the disorder to some degree. Getting enough calcium and vitamin D as well as are essential to bone health.

Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty creates an “internal cast” that stabilizes the vertebrae and allows it to heal without pain, similar to a cast placed on a broken bone of a hand, only this cast is internal and not visible. To return the height of the vertebral body to its original height. The procedure shows great promise in the treatment of painful, progressive osteoporotic or osteolytic vertebral compression fractures. It provides rapid and often complete pain relief.

This procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for fractures in the vertebral bodies of the spine. These compression fractures are often caused by weakness in the bone from osteoporosis. A fracture of the spinal vertebral body may present as sudden mid back or low back pain. An X-ray, CAT scan or MRI will confirm the diagnosis. If the fracture does not heal on its own within the first few weeks, vertebroplasty is an option.

Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is an innovative technique that combines vertebroplasty with balloon catheter technology developed for angioplasty. To return the height of the vertebral body to its original height. The procedure shows great promise in the treatment of painful, progressive osteoporotic or osteolytic vertebral compression fractures. It provides rapid and often complete pain relief.

This procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for fractures in the vertebral bodies of the spine. These compression fractures are often caused by weakness in the bone from osteoporosis. A fracture of the spinal vertebral body may present as sudden mid back or low back pain. An X-ray, CAT scan or MRI will confirm the diagnosis. If the fracture does not heal on its own within the first few weeks, vertebroplasty is an option.

Physical Therapy

Physical rehabilitation with active patient participation is a key approach to treatment of patients. Exercises learned during physical therapy can strengthen your spine and minimize your pain.

It is non-medical and non-surgical treatment in which range of motions and exercises are used to treat patients with back & neck pain, sciatica, and other related symptoms.

It is free from any risk of side-effects that are often linked with surgery such as bleeding and infection. In this treatment, our professionals also teach healthy habits to patients to prevent pain in future.

Holistic Treatments

There are many holistic treatments available for most painful conditions. Pain is often symptom of an injury. Various regenerative injection treatments are used to stimulate the repair of a damaged or injured area when the body’s natural healing process is not able to do the job on its own.

Available options include:

  • Cortisone Injections
  • Knee Viscosupplementation
  • Prolotherapy
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
  • Sarapin Injections
  • Zeel Injections
  • Stem Cell Injections

Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone mass and loss of bone tissue. That may lead to weak and brittle bones, so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture.

It is generally associated with aging, metabolic imbalance, genetics and medications are also factors. Osteopenia is a lesser form of this condition and, if not treated, may progress to the more serious osteoporosis. Osteoporosis related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine.

In the spine, the thoracic and lumbar segments are the most commonly affected. Vertebral compression fractures occur when the bone weakens and can no longer support the load imposed upon it. Spinal symptoms related to osteoporosis include back pain and deformity that can lead to a hunched back and/or decreased height.

In the United States, many people already have osteoporosis. A large number of people also have low bone mass that places them at an increased risk for developing osteoporosis. As our population ages, these numbers will increase. A majority of those with osteoporosis are women. Of people older than 50 years of age, one in two women and one in eight men are predicted to have an osteoporosis related fracture in their lifetime.

After an examination, your physician may take X-rays of the spine to check for fractures. There are several quick-and-easy screening evaluations for osteoporosis that scan the wrist or heel. However, one of the more reliable tests is called dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). A DEXA scan is generally painless and convenient, and it emits very little radiation. Generally, the lower spine and hip are scanned to diagnose osteoporosis.

Your bone quality is reported by comparing you to others of the same age and gender as well as to a young adult population. Almost 80% of bone density is determined by heredity, and 20% by lifestyle. The results are usually considered in terms of your bone being of normal density, somewhat reduced density (called osteopenia) or significantly reduced density (osteoporosis). This information helps determine which prevention or treatment steps are needed.

Treatments of osteoporosis include supplementation with calcium and Vitamin D. Weight-bearing exercise, including walking, is extremely important to build stronger bones. Certainmedications such as bisphosphonates, estrogen, reloxifene, calcitonin and parathyroid hormone are available to prevent, reduce or treat osteoporosis.

Other medications may be used if the osteoporosis is determined to be related to a more general medical condition. It is important to discuss treatment options with your doctor in deciding which treatment, if any, may be best for you.

The top minimally Invasive Surgical Solutions and Procedures:

  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty

Some patients experience immediate pain relief after Kyphoplasty or Vertebroplasty. Most report that their pain is gone or significantly better within 48 hours. Many people can resume their normal daily activities immediately.

At our clinic, we properly determine the cause of discomfort, plan strategies and suggest therapies, accordingly. Some conditions we treat include Osteoporosis, Compression Fractures, Back pain, Neck pain, Arthritis, Herniated discs, Spinal stenosis, Hip/Knee Pain, Sciatica, Pinched nerves, Fibromyalgia, Headaches and Bursitis.

Also, we offer treatment for chronic migraines, Cervicogenic headache, chronic tension-type headache, Cluster headache and many other painful conditions.

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We are a Pain Management Center in Manhattan, NY. We provided a one-on-one experience, using state of the art equipment, and proven techniques that reduce pain quickly and enable a return to normal function. With our services, we aim to ensure complete well-being of patients with a holistic approach.

At our clinic, we properly determine the cause of discomfort, plan strategies and suggest therapies, accordingly. Our main aim is to ensure the complete well-being and health of patients; therefore we use several holistic treatments that stimulate the ability of the body to repair the damaged area.

Our holistic treatments are extensively utilized in the form of an alternate to pain medications and surgeries in various musculoskeletal conditions, as it focuses on permanently treating the root cause of the pain. Our holistic treatments include: Prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Sarapin Therapy, Zeel Therapy, and Stem Cell Therapy.

Immediate Appointments Available. Call us at (212) 390-8081.