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Bone Health Program


Why Is Bone Health Crucial?

The bones that make up our skeletal system play many vital roles for us. They support our bodies and enable us to move. They protect our heart, lungs, and brain from injury. They anchor our muscles and serve as a storehouse for vital minerals that we need to live, such as calcium.

After Around Age 30, You Lose More Bone Mass Than You Gain

Your bones continually change throughout your lifetime. Your skeleton goes through a constant process in which mature bone tissue is removed and new bone tissue is formed in its place. In your early life, this process normally makes more bone than what is taken away—leaving you with peak bone mass around the age of 30. After that, most people lose more bone mass than they gain.

Low Bone Density and Risk for Osteoporosis

As we age, our bone density decreases. For women, this is especially true after menopause. With these changes, the risk for osteoporosis also increases. Calcium and other minerals stored in your bones also decrease.

All this makes our bones more fragile and susceptible to breaking. And we can lose height as our spine shrinks as vertebrae compress along with other skeletal changes that occur.

There are, however, ways to prevent or slow these symptoms and improve your quality of life with the Main Line Spine Bone Health program. Click below to read more about this program.

Main Line Spine Bone Health Program In Depth
The Main Line Spine Bone Health Program offers the latest advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis.

Initial diagnostics combine bone density testing complemented with other tests to assess the health of your skeletal system. We also evaluate muscle strength, coordination, joint flexibility, and balance, the last to assess your risk for falls.

We then build on that diagnostic foundation to create an individualized treatment plan designed to maximize your bone strength and minimize your fracture risk. Treatment may include calcium and vitamin D counseling, weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises by a certified physical therapist, medication therapy, and follow-up testing to monitor treatment efficacy.

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