Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers: Four Main Goals
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, the bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, simply from sneezing or minor bumps. Our Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers team addresses this problem with comprehensive orthopedic bone health care and education.
It is the unexpected fractures that often bring awareness to the possibility of a patient having osteoporosis as many times it is a symptom-free disease. That is why osteoporosis is often called a silent disease, as one can’t feel their bones weakening. Do you think you may be at risk for osteoporosis? You’re not alone!
In fact, roughly 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. You may benefit from speaking with an Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers team member about your bone health or osteoporosis if you have ever experienced any of the following:
You are over age 50
You are a postmenopausal woman
You are a man with low testosterone
You are an adult who has been treated for breast or prostate cancer
You have lost height, developed a stooped or hunched posture, or experienced sudden back pain with no apparent cause
You have been taking glucocorticoid medications such as prednisone, cortisone, or dexamethasone for two months or longer, or you are taking other medications known to cause bone loss
You have a family history of osteoporosis
You have a chronic medical condition such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease or COPD
As we try to prevent osteoporosis, our Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers team’s four main goals are as follows:
To reduce overall fracture risk
To accelerate healing
To prevent subsequent fractures
To break the fragility cycle
If you’re undergoing treatment for your osteoporosis, ask yourself if the treatment you’re currently receiving is really the best for you. Dr. Blake Christensen believes in a holistic approach to pain management. If you’d like to set up an appointment to talk about your bone health with a professional doctor, then please feel free to schedule an appointment at Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers by calling 405-751-0011.