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UAB Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Clinic
Step 1: Self Evaluation
Step 2: Bone Density Testing
Step 3: Specialist Examination
Step 4: Nutrition and Supplements
Step 5: Strength, Balance and Posture
Step 6: Personal Treatment Plan
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  1. Hold the object close to your body with both hands.

  2. Avoid carrying more than 10 to 20 pounds if you have spinal osteoporosis. Divide groceries into smaller bags so that you donít carry loads that are too heavy.

  3. Avoid carrying objects like your purse or a backpack over one shoulder. Instead, carry them in your hands or use a fanny pack. If you use a backpack, put it over both shoulders.

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