Osteoporosis & Spine Fracture

Dr. Justin Sporrer, Neurosurgeon at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, says osteoporosis is a huge component and risk factor for vertebral compression fractures. “One thing that I would like to stress is that we should probably be raising awareness in younger women to help them build bone density when they have the hormones and the building blocks to do so,” he points out.

He also explains one common misconception is that if you already have osteoporosis you can just up on your calcium and start taking calcium supplements, but most of the time they do not have the building blocks to incorporate those components into their bone and build new bones.

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