Osteoporosis Screening

Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease that affects the health of one’s bones. Those suffering from this condition find their bones become brittle and weak, as new bone tissue cannot be produced fast enough to keep pace with the death of older tissue. When this takes place, everyday movement can become painful and problematic. That is why our team offers osteoporosis screenings for those at risk of developing this condition. By undergoing a screening, our team can come up with intervention methods that can both prevent and manage osteoporosis.

What Parts Of The Body Get Screened?   

The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends testing the bone density of both the hips and spine to screen for osteoporosis. As we continue to age, both the hips and spine are more likely to suffer from issues such as fractures. That is why these two areas are the perfect ones for screening. Measuring the bone density in these areas will show if you are at risk for osteoporosis, as well as if you are likely to suffer bone fractures in the future.

How Does The Screening work?

The best way to test for bone density issues is through x-rays. This imaging test is non-invasive and can be quickly completed. It also allows for previous screenings to be more accurately compared to future ones. Much like with other ones, it is recommended that you undergo an osteoporosis screening every two years. Doing so allows our team to see if bone density has diminished, or if any required interventions have been successful.