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.
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.
Risk factors, etiology, diagnostics (imaging, laboratory), nutrition germane to bone health
Exercise, medications (treatment, bone-wasting), natural compounds for prevention/treatment, follow up testing