‘Treating osteoporosis’ could refer to lowering the risk of broken bones, pain relief for fractures and lasting pain after fractures, and lowering the impact of vertebral fractures.
Reducing fracture risk
Usually, the first consideration after an osteoporosis diagnosis is whether an osteoporosis drug treatment should be prescribed. This will usually be following a fracture risk assessment.
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Pain relief for fractures and long-term pain
Osteoporosis drugs do not treat the pain associated with broken bones, or the long-term pain sometimes experienced after broken bones have healed.
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Complementary therapies are becoming another option for pain management.
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