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.

Although typically symptoms are not seen early on, these symptoms can be observed once diagnosed:

  • 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.

Osteoporosis is easily treated by Newport Beach orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Todd Peters. Dr. Peters will use non-surgical treatments such as:

  • Steriod/Epidural injections
  • Acupuncture
  • 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.