Hattiesburg Clinic offers comprehensive services for patients suffering from osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis Overview

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that gradually causes bones to become weak, brittle and more likely to break. Left untreated, this decrease in bone strength can lead to bone fragility that increases the chance of fractures (broken bones) that may require surgery. Fractures caused by osteoporosis can happen in any bone, but most frequently in the hips, spine and wrist, particularly from falls.

Since osteoporosis symptoms are not always obvious, it is often not recognized until a fracture occurs. Some of the most common changes you might experience before a fracture occurs include low back pain or changes in your height or posture. Although you might not notice these symptoms until it is too late, identification and treatment of the underlying cause can assist in the prevention of future fractures.

Who Can Have Osteoporosis?

The risk of developing osteoporosis increases with age, but is most commonly diagnosed in men over the age of 50 and post-menopausal women of any age. A family history of osteoporosis can also increase the likelihood of developing the disease.

An individual’s lifestyle can also play a big part in the chances of osteoporosis arising. We recommend a daily routine of exercise, such as walking and muscle strengthening; making lifestyle modifications, such as elimination of excessive alcohol and tobacco use; and ensuring adequate calcium and vitamin D intake.

Osteoporosis Diagnosis & Treatment

Healthy bones are the foundation to keeping you going and active, and the first step in treating osteoporosis is diagnosis from a dedicated care team. With our commitment to continued education and a priority in offering the highest quality patient-centered care, we have the knowledge and experience to create a treatment plan specific to your needs, whether you already have an osteoporosis diagnosis or are looking for bone disease prevention for you or a loved one.

Your doctor will base your personalized treatment recommendations on individual bone density, laboratory testing and comprehensive evaluations.

For the convenience of our patients, Hattiesburg Clinic offers on-site access to X-rays and imaging, DEXA bone density scanning and an osteoporosis injection suite.

In addition to nutrition counseling, medications and fall risk prevention, we offer the following medical services to our patients:

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Fall prevention education
  • Calcium, Vitamin D level monitoring

Bone & Joint Care at Hattiesburg Clinic

Hattiesburg Clinic is pleased to have established, leading rheumatologists with over 25 years of combined expertise in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. We are a dedicated bone health clinic of choice in Mississippi providing specialized care for patients suffering from osteoporosis.

Call (601) 288-7500 or contact us for an appointment at Hattiesburg Clinic. We look forward to the opportunity to care for you.

Arthritis & Rheumatology
Hattiesburg, MS
The Arthritis Center - West
104 Millsaps Dr.
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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