More than 10 million people in the U.S. over the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis. This dangerous bone condition can result in fractures and tremendous pain if proper precautions are not taken. At The Spine Center, Doctor Saqib Siddiqui provides minimally invasive methods to deliver fast pain relief and recovery for patients with fractures of the spine.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is the 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. With 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 spine surgeon, such as Doctor Saqib Siddiqui. However, there are several osteoporosis signs and symptoms you can look for. These include:
Loss of height
At The Spine Center, we understand the painful effects of spinal fractures. That’s why we use minimally invasive techniques to provide pain relief and get you on the path to recovery. Because our procedures are less invasive than traditional back treatment, many of our patients enjoy:
Faster recovery time
Decreased need for post-operation pain medication
If you’re suffering from osteoporosis, or think you may be, get treatment immediately. Call (210) 963-7093 or contact us online to set up an appointment.