Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak, thinning bones. This can leave fragile bones at greater risk of breaking. Osteoporosis affects more than 10 million Americans over the age of 50, most commonly in the hips, spine and wrists. If left untreated, symptoms may advance to include broken bones, low back pain or a hunched back. Get in touch with an orthopedic specialist about screening tests for osteoporosis. The exact cause for osteoporosis is unknown, but a number of factors contribute to the disease including: Aging Having small bones Lack of physical activity or exercise Smoking Excessive drinking Diet low in calcium and vitamin D Certain medications Family history of osteoporosis To schedule an appointment at one of our South Jersey facilities, call 1-800-INSPIRA. Why Choose Inspira? All the Expertise You Need We see patients across the full care spectrum when it comes to their orthopedic health. Some patients are looking for a diagnosis, while others are ready to begin treatment. Then there’s those who come to us for a second, or even a third, opinion. We’ll see you through to the finish, no matter where you’re starting from. Sophisticated Surgical Experiences Not all osteoporosis related injuries require surgery, but we’re ready with a custom treatment plan for the ones that do. Respected Orthopedic Services Our award-winning and state-of-the-art surgical facilities across South Jersey have received national recognition for orthopedic care and are staffed with fellowship-trained surgeons to guide you on your road to recovery.