Osteoporosis: basic measures for treatment and prevention
Our spinal surgery specialists treat you individually, according to the severity of your osteoporosis. We can carry out conservative measures, such as movement therapy, muscle building exercises, dietary changes and medication administration. For severe bone fractures, we take care of the surgical treatment and rehabilitation.
Whether we are treating or preventing osteoporosis, you should stay physically active regularly to build muscle strength and coordination. Make sure that you have a calcium-rich diet and go outside for at least 30 minutes each day. As an important source of vitamin D, sunlight helps build strong bones.
Conservative treatment methods
Osteoporosis: treatment through medicationWhether we can conduct medicinal therapy depends on several factors: bone density, family history, nicotine consumption, fall frequency and mobility. Vitamin D should be taken for osteoporosis as a basis.
Goal of treatment: to return home
Diagnosing the cause of falls, treating osteoporosis and rehabilitating patients are all part of geriatric medicine. The goal is to increase patients’ walking ability so they can return to their home environment. At Schoen Clinic, this is achieved through a team of doctors, specially trained nurses, physiotherapists, ergotherapists, masseurs and psychologists.
Geriatric rehabilitation typically takes three weeks. During this time, our social services staff ensure that further care is in place after discharge.
Through intensive, individually tailored treatment, around 80% of our patients return home after treatment on average. However, assistance from family members or professional outpatient nurses is often required.