Pain Management OKC: 4 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 pain management OKC 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. Think you may be at risk for osteoporosis? You’re not alone!
In fact, about 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. You may benefit from speaking with a pain management OKC 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 2 months or longer or 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 pain management OKC team’s 4 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 current 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 pain management OKC doctor, then please feel free to schedule an appointment by calling 405-751-0011.