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Category: Chiropractic Topics

Osteoporosis: It Doesn’t Hurt, So Why Worry?

We associate osteoporosis with older people whose backs are bent–from those with a mild “dowager’s hump “to those who can no longer stand up straight. The truth is that 20 million American women have osteoporosis. And 80 percent of them don’t even know it!

Osteoporosis is a chronic, progressive condition that steals bone from the body, often leading to fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine. Many older people suffer disability and even death from osteoporosis-related fractures. While one in two women will suffer from an osteoporosis-related fracture in her lifetime, one in eight men will, too!

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