Osteoporosis

Dec
02

The Deadly Consequences of Osteoporosis

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Chiropractic, Osteoporosis

As many as 28 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, which is a condition of weakened bones caused by the loss of calcium. In the United States, 80% of those with the disease are women. The majority of people with the condition are unaware of it until a pathologic fracture occurs. According to WebMD, these fractures are occurring at an alarming 1.5 million annually. These fractures include 300,000 hip, 700,000 vertebral (spine), 250,000 wrist, and 300,000 fractures at other sites. Read more »

Jun
10

The Deadly Consequences of Osteoporosis

Tag: Dr. Allman, Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Osteoporosis

As many as 28 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, which is a condition of weakened bones caused by the loss of calcium. In the United States, 80% of those with the disease are women. The majority of people with the condition are unaware of it until a pathologic fracture occurs. According to WebMD, these fractures are occurring at an alarming 1.5 million annually which include: 300,000 hip, 700,000 vertebral (spine), 250,000 wrist, and 300,000 fractures at other sites. Read more »