How Dangerous Is Spinal Surgery With Osteoporosis?

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Thin bones


Treatment

The goals of osteoporosis treatment are to:

  • Control pain from the disease
  • Slow down or stop bone loss
  • Prevent bone fractures with medicines that strengthen bone
  • Minimize the risk of falls that might cause fractures

There are several different treatments for osteoporosis, including lifestyle changes and a variety of medications.

Medications are used to strengthen bones when:

  • Osteoporosis has been diagnosed by a bone density...
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