Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle, so much so that, in severe cases, even coughing can cause a fracture. As we age, we lose more bone mass than is created, which causes osteoporosis. You’re at an increased risk based on your age, medical history and lifestyle choices.
Spectrum Health has a team of experts specializing in osteoporosis and bone health. We will provide you the necessary tools to strengthen your bones and minimize the risk of fractures.
We have three levels of inpatient rehabilitation: acute, subacute and our Special Care Hospital. Our expert team will guide you to the appropriate level of care based on your rehabilitation needs.
Getting regular exercise, quitting smoking and eating a healthy diet are all great starts to living a healthier and active lifestyle. This includes wearing well-fitted shoes to improve walking and prevent fails.
Medications are used to strengthen bones when osteoporosis has been diagnosed by a bone density study or when osteopenia (thin bones, but not osteoporosis) has been diagnosed by a bone density study, including if a bone fracture has occurred.
Outpatient rehabilitation services are offered in a variety of settings and locations to ensure you receive the best treatment options available. Conditions we treat range from sports-related injuries and post-surgical conditions to general sprains and strains from everyday living.
Our experienced doctors and specialists are ready to serve you and your family, right in your own community.