Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatment Before Surgery


Are you at risk for Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis, commonly dubbed the “silent disease,” often escapes notice due to a lack of symptoms until a fracture occurs.  

Particularly after age 50, monitoring your bone health and bone density becomes crucial. With an estimated 1.5 million spine-related fractures annually attributed to osteoporosis, raising awareness and championing osteoporosis prevention is imperative.

This month, the National Spine Health Foundation’s Spine and Bone Health Task Force is highlighting spine and bone health through its latest Spine-Talks video on bone health and bone density. Our dedicated task force is committed to addressing the challenges surrounding bone health, with a strong focus on public education about prevention, management, and strategies to combat osteoporosis. Join us to gain invaluable insights and take a proactive stance toward safeguarding your skeletal strength.


Dr. Thomas Schuler, MD
Founder, Virginia Spine Institute

Dr. Zeeshan Sardar, MD
Columbia Orthopaedics, New York, NY

Dr. John Dimar, MD
Norton Leatherman Spine, Louisville, KY

Dr. Benjamin Elder, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Dr. Venu Nemani, MDPHD
Spine Surgeon
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Dr. Rita T. Roy, MD, CEO NSHF
National Spine Health Foundation, Reston, VA