More than 10 million people in the U.S. over the age of 50 have osteoporosis. This dangerous bone condition can result in fractures and tremendous pain if proper precautions aren’t taken. At The Spine Center, Dr. Siddiqui provides minimally invasive methods to deliver fast pain relief and recovery for patients with fractures of the spine.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a thinning of the bones that tends to occur in adults over the age of 50. As the bones become thinner and more porous, they also become weaker and more susceptible to fracture. Fractures of the spine are very serious and can cause high levels of pain while limiting your mobility. When you have osteoporosis, these fractures can occur with relatively minor injuries that would normally be harmless.
Symptoms of Osteoporosis
The best way to verify you have osteoporosis is to visit an experienced Houston spine surgeon who can examine your condition closely. However, there are several osteoporosis signs and symptoms you can look for. These include: