Breaking Down Fracture Risk

Osteoporotic fractures of the vertebrae can lead to back pain and deformity of the spine; early screening helps identify risk.

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The 206 bones in the human body have an important reputation to maintain. Together, they make up the solid frame that supports the rest of our soft, vulnerable form. But your bones are not passive, wooden beams. Your skeleton undergoes a process of constant change known as remodeling and has the ability to adapt to patterns of increasing stress or changing levels of calcium in your bloodstream.
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