Older patients who find themselves frequently breaking or fracturing bones may suffer from osteoporosis. At The Pain Management Center, we offer osteoporosis treatment to help patients combat this condition and reduce its symptoms. We are proud to serve the residents of Hamilton, Linwood, Turnersville and Voorhees, NJ.
What is Osteoporosis Pain?
Osteoporosis is a degenerative bone disease that causes bones to become weak or brittle over time, particularly in elderly individuals. As osteoporosis develops, bone mineral density is actually reduced to a lower level, making the bones more fragile. Just like the rest of our body’s components, our bones are maintained by natural functions. As we get older, the body cannot keep up with the rate that the bones deteriorate. For this reason, many patients with osteoporosis will experience frequent injuries, poor posture, and issues with the spine — all of which can cause pain and other symptoms. At The Pain Management Center, we have several treatment options for managing pain and other symptoms caused by osteoporosis.
How is Osteoporosis Treated?
Osteoporosis cannot be reversed, but there are treatments available to slow the effects of the disease and reduce its symptoms. Supplements and medications can help strengthen the bones, reducing the effects of osteoporosis and slowing the deterioration rate of the bones. Physical therapy may also help patients improve their strength and their posture. For pain caused by osteoporosis, we may recommend a variety of injection treatments. If you have suffered a fracture in the spine, we will likely recommend kyphoplasty, which injects a unique cement formula into the affected bones to strengthen them and repair any damage. During your initial visit, our doctors will assess your condition in order to determine the treatment that will be most effective for your situation.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Osteoporosis Treatment?
The results from your osteoporosis treatment will depend on the treatment method used, as well as the extent of your symptoms. Some of our treatments may be able to provide long-lasting relief, while others may need to be repeated on a regular basis to maintain your results. During your initial visit, we will discuss your condition and your treatment goals in order to define the results that you can expect from your osteoporosis treatment.
Have you been diagnosed with osteoporosis? Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment and get started with treatment. At The Pain Management Center, we welcome patients from Hamilton, Voorhees, Linwood, and the surrounding communities of New Jersey.