Bone Health Clinic in St. Peters, MO
Some 54 million Americans have osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become porous, fragile, and susceptible to fracture. Even more adults in the U.S. are believed to have osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis.
Most people with osteoporosis are unaware they have the condition until a bone breaks as the result of a fall or minor bump. These types of fragility fractures most commonly occur in the spine, hip, and wrist. It is so common that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men over the age of 50 are expected to experience an osteoporotic fracture.
Are your bones healthy? How likely are you to develop osteoporosis? Most importantly: how can you treat osteoporosis and decrease the risk of future fractures?
Bone Health Clinic
Advanced Bone & Joint, Dr. Paul M. Spezia, and Laura Schmidt, NP-C want to help you understand your risk for compromised bone health and prevent future fractures.
Through the use of advanced screening tools like the DXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) bone density scan and FRAX (fracture risk assessment tool), we can predict your likelihood of fractures related to osteoporosis over the next 10 years.
The DXA scan is noninvasive and uses low-dose radiation to measure bone density.
As part of your bone health evaluation, you can expect:
- Review of your medical history and risk factors
- Blood work to look for nutritional or hormonal deficiencies
- Bone mineral density scan
- Comprehensive assessment of your whole-body health
- Development of a customized treatment plan
- Guidance and tools to help reduce your risk of future bone breaks
Based on your lab and test results, we will work directly with your primary care doctor or other specialists as needed to correct any metabolic deficiencies that could raise your risk for osteoporosis.
Want to know your risk? Come see us today, and don’t be one of the millions of Americans unaware they are living with this potentially dangerous and disabling disease. Download our Osteoporosis - Bone Health Questionnaire (PDF) for more information.
Schedule an Osteoporosis Screening Today!
To schedule your individualized osteoporosis screening, call Advanced Bone & Joint at (636) 229-4222 or request an appointment now.
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