The Osteoporosis Center

MISSION STATEMENT

The Bone & Joint Health and Osteoporosis Center at The Spine and Pain Institute of New York is dedicated to preventing and treating osteoporosis and prevention and treatment of fractures related to bone demineralization and rheumatologic conditions involving the joints.

Approximately 52 million Americans have low bone mass, which makes them at risk for osteoporosis – the most common type of bone disease. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 1 in 4 men and half of all women will have an osteoporosis-related fracture after age 50, for a total of over 2 million osteoporosis related fractures a year. Half of women over 45 have osteoporosis and post-menopausal women can lose up to 20% of their bone mass, increasing osteoporosis susceptibility. Women suffer more fractures due to osteoporosis in a year than they do heart attacks, strokes and cases of breast cancer combined.

Once considered an inevitable consequence of aging, osteoporosis can be more easily and effectively managed today for the vast majority of patients. With new early-detection techniques and osteoporosis treatment options, more osteoporosis patients can enjoy and maintain active, healthy lifestyles and prevent up to half of these fractures. Osteoporosis is greatly undertreated and underappreciated, often until it is too late and the diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis has been made.

Our Philosophy is:

• Early Education
• Identification & Prevention
• Early Accurate Diagnosis
• Early Aggressive Non-Pharmacologic Treatments

For patients that have already been diagnosed with osteopenia, osteoporosis, and advanced osteoporosis/osteoporotic fractures:

• Confirmation of Diagnosis & Prognosis
• Further Education
• Advanced Medical Treatment by our Osteoporosis Specialist, Dr. Maggie Cadet

Our goal is to prevent the incidence of osteoporosis and the potential complications related to osteoporosis, which we will discuss here and on your visit. Also, to identify potentially treatable rheumatologic conditions that can lead to joint and spine pain. Please explore our website to learn more about osteoporosis.