Dr. Wang shares the long-term risk factors most commonly associated with osteoporosis and bad posture.
When patients develop osteoporosis and their spinal alignment changes and they are bent forward in their posture, it can cause significant problems. They are more prone to more fractures. It takes away their vital capacity, so they have less room for their lungs, and it can decrease the amounts that they can breathe, and it can shorten their life expectancy. So it’s a very serious problem.
About Dr. Wang, M.D.:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang, M.D., is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He specializes in all spine disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area. His research interests include gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, bone growth biological proteins, and biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves.
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