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BONES CONDITIONS

Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density resulting in brittle, fragile bones that are more susceptible to fractures. The condition most commonly affects elderly women.

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The goal of the osteoporosis treatment is to control pain and prevent bone fractures, by preventing bone loss. 
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pain medications and spinal bracing are often used for the treatment of pain. 
Other options include lifestyle changes, weight bearing exercises, calcium and vitamin D supplements, hormone replacement therapy, and medications to stop bone loss and strengthen bones.

Treatments

At Neuroradiology and Pain Solutions of Oklahoma, we offer a variety of treatments for this condition, including:
● Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty / Sacroplasty / Cementoplasty

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Vertebral Compression Fracture

BACK PAIN COULD BE AN INDICATION OF STRESS FRACTURES known as vertebral compression fractures. Vertebral compression fractures occur when the normal vertebral body of the spine is squeezed or compressed. The bone collapses when too much pressure is placed on the vertebrae, resulting in pain, limited mobility, loss of height and spinal deformity. In very severe compression fractures, the back of the vertebral body is pushed into the spinal canal and pressure is placed on the spinal cord.

Vertebral Compression Fracture Treatment in Oklahoma

Causes

● Vertebral compression fractures can occur because of trauma from a fall, forceful jump, car accident or tumour that spreads to the spine from elsewhere. ● Vertebral compression fractures are usually caused by osteoporosis, a condition that causes thinning of the bone.● The thinning bones can cause tiny fractures during normal activities.● In severe cases of osteoporosis, a simple movement like bending forward can cause spinal compression fracture, resulting in kyphosis, a hump-like curvature of the spine.

Diagnosis of Vertebral Compression Fractures

Your doctor will carefully examine you based on the symptoms and medical history. Your doctor may also recommend other diagnostic tests such as: 
● X-ray: A spinal X-ray may be ordered to determine the presence of a fracture.
● MRI scan: An MRI of the spine may be performed to determine if the fracture is old or new, and to detect other soft tissue abnormalities.
Bone scan: A nuclear bone scan may be ordered to help determine the presence or age of the fracture.
● DEXA scan: Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan is a test to measure bone mineral density, and is typically ordered to diagnose osteoporosis.



Symptoms

● The most common symptom of a vertebral compression fracture is severe pain in your back, which worsens on standing or walking and decreases when resting.● You may also feel weakness and numbness in the affected areas, disability, and limited spinal mobility.● You may also often notice a loss of overall height. ● If you sustain multiple compression fractures, you may have a hunched back (kyphosis or "dowager’s hump"), gastrointestinal problems, hip pain and shortness of breath.

PREVENTION OF VERTEBRAL COMPRESSION FRACTURES

The most effective way to prevent vertebral compression fractures is to prevent osteoporosis. 
A well-balanced diet, regular exercise program, calcium and vitamin D supplements, smoking cessation, estrogen hormone replacement for women and practicing good posture may help you to prevent osteoporosis.

TREATMENTS

At Neuroradiology and Pain Solutions of Oklahoma, we offer a variety of treatments for this condition, including:
● Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty / Sacroplasty / Cementoplasty

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