Osteoporosis- Silence Is Not Golden
By: American Chiropractic Association

Course Description

Osteoporosis is a disorder of decreased bone strength, increasing fracture risk due to low bone mineral density (BMD) or impaired bone microarchitecture. Initially silent (asymptomatic), it often goes undiagnosed and untreated. The overt expression is a low-trauma fracture of the spine, hip, proximal humerus, forearm, wrist, or pelvis. Osteoporosis is the most common skeletal disease worldwide. The progression from normal bone mineral to osteopenia to osteoporosis and fracture is associated with patients becoming disabled, losing independence, becoming bedridden, and premature death.

This presentation will review pathophysiology, etiology, diagnostics, prevention, and treatment options. This includes the specific topics of components and physiology of bone, risk factors, bone density testing via dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), first- and second-line laboratory tests, nutrition, exercise, bone-wasting and skeletal enhancing medications, natural compounds, and proper follow up.

Participants will recognize risk factors, be able to refer for imaging and laboratory testing, formulate a patient-specific management plan, and analyze follow up tests. As silent as is the initial stage of the disease, so too, has the chiropractic profession been silent on this topic.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to define and identify the many risk factors for osteoporosis.2. Doctors will be able to describe the common progression of skeletal losses from healthy to osteoporosis; the silent to overt stages of the disease.3. Choose the proper imaging and laboratory tests in order to assess patient risk and/or progress.4. Devise personalized multifactorial prevention/treatment strategies.5. Evaluate prevention/treatment strategy success or failure.

Course Breakdown:

Risk factors, etiology, diagnostics (imaging, laboratory), nutrition germane to bone health

Exercise, medications (treatment, bone-wasting), natural compounds for prevention/treatment, follow up testing

Course Details

  • Osteoporosis- Silence Is Not Golden
  • By:    American Chiropractic Association
  • Instructor:    Alan Cook, DC
  • Total CE Hours:    1.00
  • Course Format:     Live Webinar
  • Course Start:    02/16/2023   01:00pm
  • Course End:    02/16/2023   02:00pm
  • Time Zone:    Eastern
  • Course Categories:     DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • Evidence-Based Outcomes  -1.00 CE Hours
    • Nutrition  -1.00 CE Hours
    • Public Health  -1.00 CE Hours