Treatment for Osteoporosis of the Spine in NJ & NY
What is Osteoporosis
of the Spine?
Osteoporosis occurs when the body fails to produce new bone tissue at a rate sufficient to replace the old bone that is naturally broken down. As a result, the bones become porous, brittle, and prone to fractures.
In the case of the spine, osteoporosis can cause compression fractures, where the vertebrae collapse or develop small cracks, leading to pain, height loss, and a stooped posture. Our expertise lies in diagnosing and treating this condition effectively, ensuring you receive the best care tailored to your specific needs.
Osteoporosis Affects Up to 18% of the Worlds Population
The Presence of Osteoporosis Increases with Age
Osteoporosis Affects 1 in 5 Women Over Fifty
Accurate diagnosis is fundamental to effective osteoporosis treatment. At the Institute of Comprehensive Spine Care, we use state-of-the-art diagnostic services to precisely identify the extent and location of your condition.
What Are Our Treatments for Osteoporosis of the Spine?
Discovering the Possibilities
These Treatmentfocus on conservative and non-invasive approaches to alleviate pain and restore function.
When surgical intervention is necessary, Dr. Bo is a highly skilled and experienced spine surgeon who specializes in a range of surgical procedures.
Recovery from Osteoporosis of the Spine Treatment
Guiding You Towards Improved Health
We utilize a range of pain management techniques and work closely with skilled physical therapists to design a customized rehabilitation plan that supports healing, restores functionality, and minimizes downtime. Rest assured, we will be with you every step of the way, guiding you through your recovery journey to achieve the best possible outcomes.
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Dr. Gbolahan Okubadejo, affectionately known as Dr. Bo, is a top-rated spine surgeon based in the NY/NJ metropolitan area. He leads The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care, providing patient-centered care and demonstrating a commitment to excellence. Besides his clinical work, Dr. Bo is a respected researcher, a recipient of prestigious awards, and an advocate for preventive care and minimally invasive procedures. His patient-centered approach extends to educating patients and involving them in their treatment decisions.
Osteoporosis of the Spine FAQs
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Osteoporosis of the spine is often caused by age-related bone loss, hormonal changes, nutritional deficiencies, and a sedentary lifestyle. It can also be influenced by certain medical conditions or medications that affect bone density.
Symptoms of osteoporosis of the spine may include back pain, loss of height, stooped posture, and an increased risk of fractures or deformities in the spine. The specific symptoms experienced can vary depending on the severity of the condition.
While it may not be possible to prevent osteoporosis entirely, certain measures can help reduce the risk or slow down its progression. These may include regular exercise, a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and periodic bone density screenings.
Diagnosis of osteoporosis of the spine typically involves a combination of medical history review, physical examination, imaging tests (such as dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry or DXA scan) to measure bone density, and evaluation of fracture risk factors. These assessments help determine the presence and severity of osteoporosis, guide treatment decisions, and monitor response to treatment.
Treatment for osteoporosis of the spine aims to slow down bone loss, improve bone density, prevent fractures, and manage pain.
Non-surgical options include lifestyle modifications (such as a balanced diet, weight-bearing exercises, and fall prevention strategies), calcium and vitamin D supplementation, medications (such as bisphosphonates or hormone therapy), and physical therapy.
Surgical options, when necessary, may involve procedures like vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, spinal fusion, or other techniques to stabilize the spine and alleviate pain.
While osteoporosis of the spine cannot be completely reversed, appropriate treatment and lifestyle modifications can help slow down its progression, improve bone density, and reduce the risk of fractures. It is essential to work with your healthcare provider to develop a comprehensive plan that includes proper nutrition, exercise, and medication as necessary.