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Osteoporosis Clinic – Expert Holistic Treatments

Research shows that fewer than 2 in 10 bone breaks get follow-up tests or treatment for osteoporosis; patients visit their primary clinician multiple times before referral to a specialist osteoporosis service, we think this is unacceptable. Optimum early care leads to better clinical outcomes and less healthcare costs and less suffering for patients and their families.

Bone is living, metabolically active tissue; it is stronger than concrete or steel!
21 Facts about Your Bones and Osteoporosis

LOC is a group of leading Consultant Osteoporosis Physicians, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Sport & Exercise Medicine Doctors, Nutritionists, Physiotherapists, and Strengthening Trainers specialising in the early diagnosis, drug and non-drug, multidisciplinary treatments to achieve the best outcomes for our patients with osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal disorders.

Our specialists have access to modern state-of-the-art diagnostic and clinical facilities.  Osteoporosis and fractures already exist if the patient has lost height, has back pain, had early menopause (or hormone imbalance), is on steroids (or other medicines/ medical condition), has family with fractures; link to leaflet. 

 

What is osteoporosis?

Key facts about osteoporosis:
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In osteoporosis bone struts become thin and break, bone structure and strength alter, become more fragile and prone to breaks (or fractures) after a bump or fall. Read full answer →

What are its features?

Signs and symptoms:
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Osteoporosis has no symptoms, pain only with fractures (spontaneous or low impact fragility) and can lead to height loss. Read full answer →

Screening and treatment

Osteoporosis treatment:
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Screening can detect undiagnosed fractures or a risk of fractures.  Diagnosis  is made by clinical assessment and non-invasive tests.  There are several proven treatments. Read full answer 

LOC Foundation is launching an initiative to improve bone health expertise in clinicians and patient leaders, find out more about LOCF ECHO Bone Health programme & 9Million2Many 

 

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