Osteoporosis Treatment in Newport Beach
Osteoporosis is a condition that makes the bones weak and brittle. Osteoporosis commonly affects the hips, wrists, or the spine.
As people age, bone mass is lost at a faster rate than the body is able to create it. Therefore, causing bones to become weak and brittle.
- Back pain
- Height loss
- Slouched posture
- Bone fractures
To diagnose osteoporosis, your Newport Beach orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Todd Peters will perform a complete and thorough physical examination as well as a medical history check. He may also request X-Rays, MRIs, and CT scans to better assess your case.
X-Rays – A type of quick imaging process using electromagnectic waves to better show Dr. Peters bones of the body to pinpoint possible sources of pain.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – This type of imaging uses radiology to show Dr. Peters the soft tissues of the body like muscles, disks, nerves, and the spinal cord.
Computerized tomography (CT) – CT scans are X-ray scans taken from various angles to create a cross-section of bones and soft tissues of the body.
- Steriod/Epidural injections
- Pain medication
- Hormone therapy
Newport Beach orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Todd Peters specializes in treatment of Osteoporosis. For appointments, please call (949) 383-4182 or Contact Us.