Dr. Wang explains how osteoporosis affects a woman's spine.
Well, osteoporosis is a significant problem, especially in women where they tend to develop osteoporosis as they age. This can significantly affect the spine. The bone becomes weaker. They can get small microfractures. They can get a big fracture, but they can get microfractures, which changes the alignment of the spine.
I think we have all seen older people where they walk with a forward bent posture. A lot of that is due to their osteoporosis.
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.