Bone Health Experts in Eastern Wisconsin
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone, resulting in thinning and deterioration, which may lead to a fracture. Osteoporosis is sometimes called the “silent disease” because it occurs without any symptoms until a fracture occurs. In the United States alone, 10 million women have osteoporosis and millions more have low bone density.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends a bone density test for women:
- If you’re 65 or older
- If you break a bone after the age of 50
- If you’re a woman of menopausal age with risk factors
- If you’re a postmenopausal woman under age 65 with risk factors
We use bone density tests to diagnose osteoporosis. These tests are quick and painless. Talk with your provider about whether a bone density test is appropriate for you.
Aurora Rehabilitation Center’s/Aurora Sports Medicine Institute’s Osteoporosis Program offers individualized exercise programs for osteoporosis patients and provides education to reduce the risk of fracture.