Effective Treatment and Management of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle, making them more prone to breaks or fractures.

If you suffer from weak and brittle bones, back pain, or bone degeneration from other conditions, book an appointment with Physiotherapist at The Back Clinic. 

Symptoms of osteoporosis

Many people don’t experience any symptoms of osteoporosis until they fracture a bone. Common signs may include:

  • Back pain
  • Change in posture due to an increase in curvature of the spine
  • Shortness of breath due to smaller lung capacity from the discs being compressed
  • A decrease in height over time
  • Fractures that occur more easily than normal after minimal trauma or injury

Causes of osteoporosis

The main cause is unclear, but there are factors that can increase your risk for developing the condition. These include age, gender (females are more likely to be affected than males), long-term use of certain medications such as steroids, calcium and vitamin D deficiency, family history of osteoporosis and prolonged immobility.

Treatment for osteoporosis

Physiotherapy – Physiotherapy can help strengthen bones as well as muscles. It can prevent the thinning of bones, prevent falls, and help relieve pain. Bone is a living tissue that can be strengthened by some types of exercises. A physiotherapist will recommend the most effective exercises and ensure you are exercising safely. Request your appointment.

Lifestyle changes – Reducing nicotine and alcohol consumption, as these contribute to weakening bones; Exercising regularly will help strengthen muscles.

Dietary changes – Besides dairy products, other good sources of calcium are salmon with bones, sardines, kale, broccoli, calcium-fortified juices and breads, dried figs, and calcium supplements. It is best to try to get the calcium from food and drink. 

Medication – Your doctor should work with you to find the best medication for you. This may include hormone-related therapy, antiresorptive drugs to stop the body from re-absorbing bone tissue, and dietary supplements such as vitamins C and D. 

Regular check-ups – your doctor will be able to monitor any changes in bone health and catch it early.


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