Osteoporosis and Spinal Cord Injury

Have you been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI)? SCIs happen through traumatic events such as motor vehicle accidents, falls, or sport injuries or non-traumatic events such as arthritis, inflammation, or cancer.

Are you at increased risk for lower extremity fracture? (See page 2 of the PDF for a checklist).

Educate yourself!

You can help to protect your bone health through proper lifestyle and nutrition choices such as:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Reducing caffeine and alcohol intake
  • Consuming adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D (see page 3 of the PDF for examples of calcium and vitamin D-rich foods)

Please click on the PDF below to read more about SCIs and osteoporosis and to learn great tips on how to improve your bone health!

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