Osteoporosis Treatment – bioDensity

The first bioDensity suitability evaluation is at NO COST TO YOU! Call to schedule an appointment or schedule immediately with Open Med

A Non Pharmaceutical Option for Building Bone Density

Treating Osteoporosis

I have been treating osteoporosis for over 30 years during which time me we went from having no treatment options except calcium and vitamin D to having multiple treatment options today. Many patients suffered fractures of the spine or other bones, because osteoporosis was like an epidemic affecting almost every postmenopausal woman to some extent. The good news is that,over the course of my career, there have been vast changes in both the way the diagnosis of the disease is made using DXA scanning and the management of the disease using early intervention.

Today we are now able to significantly reduce the incidence of bone fracture and prevent bone loss from occurring. Overall, the problem is that along with the benefits of many of the medications (including bisphosphonates of which Fosamax was the first and the best known) and newer medications including denosumab (Prolia) or teriparatide (Forteo/Tymlos) there are problems with tolerability and side effects. Some of the side effects include gastric/stomach irritation, osteonecrosis of the jaw and difficulty in some cases with self-injection. In addition, the cost of these drugs can be prohibitive.

Ref: World Congress (WC)-IOF-ESCEO 2015) Volume 26 Supplement 1 March (2015) S391-S392-NS12Hunte, B, & Jaquish, J (2015) The Effects of Axial Bone Osteogenic Loading-Type Resistance Exercise on Adults with Risk of Mod Metabolic Dysfunction. Journal of Diabetes Metabolism, 6(539),2Jaquish, J. (2013) Multiple of bodyweight axial bone loading using novel exercise intervention with and without bisphosphonate use for osteogenic adaptation. Osteoporosis International 198;24.(4).s5940s595

When participating in the bioDensity exercises, the force created is self-applied, keeping the participant safe. Participants are able to create force that is multiples of their body weight and much greater than that achieved with traditional resistance training. It is these multiples of body weight that create the force needed to achieve increases in bone mineral density

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bioDensity is Here

Our facility is the first center in Aventura, Miami Beach and Broward County to introduce the bioDensity machine, which is a state-of-the-art, non-pharmaceutical option for building bone density and reducing the risk of developing osteoporosis and fractures. For some people the bioDensity machine will allow them to build bone without the need for medications. For others it will work in combination with their medication to improve its effect with the hope that we can recapture enough bone to avoid the need to take medications chronically forever.

The bioDensity machine safely and effectively uses the principles of osteogenic loading to improve bone health and reverse osteoporosis. This brief intensive exercise is performed on specially designed equipment and is recommended to be performed one time per week for 10 minutes from beginning to end. The self-applied force compresses the bone and then releases the compression. The bone responds by reinforcing its structure and creating a more dense, stronger matrix. To better understand the concept of this exercise, it is like taking Swiss cheese and squeezing it over and over again. Eventually, the holes in the cheese become smaller or disappear altogether when placed under this pressure.

Norman B. Gaylis, MD, F.A.C.P, M.A.C.R

Normal bone shows a pattern of strong interconnected plates of bone.

In osteoporosis much of the bone is lost and the remaining bone has a weaker rod-like structure and is very fragile

  • Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone that makes a person’s bones weak and more likely to break and is often called a “silent disease” because you cannot feel your bones getting weaker.
  • One in two women and up to one in four men will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis. For women, the incidence is greater than that of heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined.
  • By 2025, experts predict that osteoporosis will be responsible for three million fractures resulting in $25.3 billion in costs.

The bioDensity Advantage

Effective The compression of bone mass promotes improved bone health and increased muscular strength
Safe The force created is self-applied ensuring each exercise is within your comfort zone
Fast and Convenient Each session requires less than 10 minutes, one time per week
Accurate and reliable The HIPAA compliant, server-based system ensures your information follows you to any bio-Density location
Measurable Results bioDensity performance reports are generated immediately after each session showing your progress from the beginning
The first bioDensity suitability evaluation is at NO COST TO YOU! Call to schedule an appointment or schedule immediately with Open Med
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Dr. Norman Gaylis and his practice have been serving the surrounding community since 1982 and have built a reputation both nationally and internationally. Our physicians are board certified and are specialists in treating musculoskeletal disorders.

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