At NYU Langone’s Osteoporosis Center, located at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, Dr. Stephen Honig specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis , a disease that gradually weakens bones and increases the risk of fracture. It affects up to 28 million people in the United States, making it as common as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. Women who have reached menopause are at the greatest risk of developing the condition.
Our patients have access to physical therapists, psychologists, exercise experts, and social workers, allowing us to provide complete support during diagnosis, initial treatment, and beyond.
When you first meet with us, you are given a comprehensive evaluation that may include simple, noninvasive diagnostic tests that measure your level of bone loss. We also perform state-of-the-art bone mineral density testing to measure the strength of your bones.
Living with chronic pain or disability from advanced osteoporosis can be challenging. The Osteoporosis Center offers counseling that uses current pain management techniques that do not require medication, such as biofeedback, breathing techniques, visualization and imagery, and cognitive restructuring.
Our physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists develop personalized therapy programs that emphasize postural awareness of body mechanics and injury prevention. They also work with you on strategies for maintaining bone strength, which include weight-bearing exercises, cardiovascular conditioning, and exercises for mobility, range of motion, and flexibility.