May is National Osteoporosis Month

Are you living with osteoporosis?

About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mineral density. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body is either losing too much bone, producing too little or a combination of both. Osteoporosis is a silent disease because patients cannot feel bone deterioration and it can often sneak up on you. The affected show little to no signs or symptoms until bone fractures occur.

About one in two women and one in four men 50 years or older will break or fracture a bone due to osteoporosis. The disease is responsible for an estimated 2 million broken bones and $19 billion in related costs.*

As a result, fragile bones and osteoporosis-related fractures are most likely to occur in the hip, spine or wrists. Some tips for prevention include:

Staying off unnecessary medication

Avoiding surgery or discussing other options with your doctor

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle, including walking and weight training

The month of May is National Osteoporosis Month and SPT Kirkland strives to provide excellent care and prevention for patients with or at risk of developing osteoporosis. Our team can help you determine the best course of treatment for your osteoporosis or osteoarthritis and help provide exercises and tips to help avoid falls and injury.

Call SPT Kirkland at (425) 823-1389 to schedule a complimentary injury assessment at our clinic located in Houghton Village.

* Based on data from

Dustin Blevins is the clinic director of SPT Kirkland.