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Osteoporosis is a silent destructor of bone. King, Clarke and Sandhu (2014)
reported that as many as 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and this number will
increase by 50% by 2025. This disease is not gender selective; however, women are the
prevalent gender affected. Many do not consider this a problem; because one cannot
observe the bone destruction until this disease progresses into advanced stages.
Bringing forward information to both genders is an important preventer of this silent,
but painful condition. Imagine presenting with a bone or spinal fracture that is not
associated with any trauma or injury. This is a typical presentation for a person who
has osteoporosis. Pain then becomes the driver of stopping the progression of this
disease. As many times after a fracture, a person must deal with the acute pain of the
fracture and then has the potential to become chronic pain for many individuals.
Knowledge and prevention are the key factors to this devastating disease.
Balance, Diagnostics, Fall risks, Falls, Gait, Osteoporosis,
Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI 48604, USA.