Osteoporosis

Do you drink a lot of milk but still don’t have strong bones? Osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by low-bone density that can affect people of any age. The disease is common and causes a thinning and weakening of the bones. Women have a greater risk, but it can also affect men. That means it’s something everyone should know about!

Osteoporosis is subject to a number of a risk factors – gender, age, hormone levels, etc. However, a number of these risks can be controlled, such as cigarette smoking and alcohol intake, an inactive lifestyle, or drinking lots of coffee.

The great news is that physical therapy can help. Your physical therapist can develop a specific program based on your individual needs to help improve your overall bone health, keep your bones healthy, and help you avoid fracture. Make your appointment with us today! 773.525.5200

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