Research Articles

Patients with osteoporosis are prone to compression fractures in the vertebrae (spinal bones). The front of a vertebra cracks under pressure, causing it to collapse in height. More than 700,000 such f …more
Compression fractures are the most common type of fracture affecting the spine. A compression fracture of a spine bone (vertebra) causes the bone to collapse in height. A special surgical procedure ca …more
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has just released Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) for the treatment of symptomatic (painful) spinal compression fractures. A brief summary of th …more
My 88-year-old mother just suffered her first vertebral compression fracture. We are new to all this so we looked at your Patient Guide to Spinal Compression Fractures. But we have a few more question …more
Osteoporosis (decreased bone density) is a common problem for “older” adults — and for many who don’t consider themselves “older”. For example, some people over age 50 who have risk factors for osteo …more
Researchers in Japan are investigating the link between scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and osteoporosis (brittle bones). They reviewed the medical records of 176 adults who had surgery for scolios …more
My 83-year-old mother has started to develop scoliosis. Is it because she has osteoporosis? No one seems to know why this is happening to her. Studies show that adults with osteoporosis may be six tim …more
Wouldn’t it be nice if all you had to do to find out if you have osteoporosis is answer a few simple questions? No testing required. No special X-rays. Well, thanks to the work of some German research …more
Surgeons Compare Techniques for Kyphoplasty to Treat Vertebral Compression Fractures Patients experiencing pain and loss disability from vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) may find relief with a …more
Our senior adults are at risk for vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) due to low bone density and brittle bones (osteoporosis). Other risk factors include advancing age, steroid use, tobacco use (s …more
My granddaughter is typing this for me. I am in the hospital with a compression fracture at T7-8. While I’m waiting for the doctor to come in and talk with me I’m trying to find out how long it takes …more
Physical Therapy in St. Louis West County for Osteoporosis This article will provide Breakthrough Performance & Wellness patients with infromation about what osteoporosis is, the risk factors, and what you can do …more
Breakthrough Performance & Wellness came across this article that outlines treatment options for those with osteoporosis, and how assistance from a Physical Therapist can make your home and regular activities safer
Just about the time a surgical procedure becomes fairly standard and accepted as an effective treatment approach to a problem, someone steps in and takes a look back to see if, indeed, all is well. In …more
Fractures (especially hip fractures) from osteoporosis (brittle bones) are on the rise worldwide. In fact, hip fractures are expected to increase by 200 to 300 percent in men and women around the worl …more