Osteoporosis Care

At Rush, you will receive comprehensive care for diagnosing, preventing and treating osteoporosis, from powerful new medications to nutritional counseling.

At Rush, you will receive comprehensive care for diagnosing, preventing and treating osteoporosis, from powerful new medications to nutritional counseling.

At Rush, you will receive comprehensive care for diagnosing, preventing and treating osteoporosis, from powerful new medications to nutritional counseling.

The Rush Approach to Osteoporosis Care

You don't need to live in fear of frail bones that fracture easily. At Rush, we have all the tests necessary to identify osteoporosis and osteopenia (lower than normal bone density), as well as the latest treatments to slow bone loss and, in some cases, build new bone.

Osteoporosis-related services available to Rush patients include the following:

  • Bone mineral density testing, using Rush’s state-of-the-art DEXA system
  • A vertebral fracture assessment, which is an imaging technology that looks for possible fractures in your spine
  • Blood tests to see if you have low vitamin D or calcium levels, which can contribute to osteoporosis
  • The latest oral, injectable and intravenous medications for treating bone loss
  • Information on ways to make your home safe to avoid falls
  • Tips on developing an exercise plan to strengthen your bones and improve your balance to prevent falls
  • Counseling on diet and nutrition that focuses on improving your bone health
  • Care for bone fractures, including orthopedic surgery, and physical therapy and rehabilitation to help you get your strength back
  • Spine-stabilizing surgery (kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty) to relieve pain from spinal fractures

Our physicians will tailor your treatment plan to address your specific needs and preferences. If a medical condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or kidney disease, is contributing to your bone loss, we will also focus on treating that condition to prevent further bone loss.

Osteoporosis Care Providers at Rush

Rush has osteoporosis care providers in Chicago, Oak Park, Oak Brook and Aurora/Fox Valley.

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Rush Excellence in Osteoporosis Care

  • Comprehensive care: You can get all the care you need to manage your bone health at Rush. Because Rush is a major academic health system, you have access to comprehensive health services, including bone imaging studies, IV medication treatment, physical therapy and nutritional counseling. Members of your care team may include rheumatologists, endocrinologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, nurses, physical therapists and imaging technicians.
  • A focus on prevention: In addition to treating bone loss, Rush's osteoporosis care team can help you prevent osteoporosis with lifestyle modifications, including diet, exercise and smoking cessation.
  • Nationally renowned orthopedic and spine surgeons: Rush University Medical Center is ranked among the best in the nation for orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Whenever possible, our surgeons use minimally invasive approaches, which means smaller incisions and less pain compared to traditional surgery.
  • Infusion and injection services: Many osteoporosis medications need to be given either via an IV or through subcutaneous injection (under the skin). Our highly trained nurses administer these shots and IV treatments, ensuring that you receive the medications safely and effectively.

Osteoporosis Care Locations

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Chicago

Rush Osteoporosis Clinic

1611 W Harrison St
Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60612

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University Rheumatologists - Orthopedic Building

1611 W Harrison St
Orthopedic Building - Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60612

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Hours:

Mon – Tue: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (every other week)
Thu – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Rush South Loop exterior

Rush South Loop

1411 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

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Hours:

Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (only for MRI)
Sun: Closed
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Aurora/Fox Valley

Rush Copley 2040 Physician Office Building

Rush Copley Endocrinology, a Department of Rush Copley Medical Center

2040 Ogden Ave
Suite 217
Aurora, IL 60504

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Office Hours:

Mon – Thu: 8:00 am – 4:15 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 3:15 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Rush Copley Highland Office

Castle Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Aurora Highland

1320 N Highland Ave
Suite B
Aurora, IL 60506

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Office Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Castle Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Aurora Ogden

Castle Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Aurora Ogden

2111 Ogden Ave
Aurora, IL 60504

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Office Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Castle Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Yorkville

1100 W Veterns Pkwy
Suite 1
Yorkville, IL 60560

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Office Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Oak Brook

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Rush Oak Brook

2011 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Hours:

Mon – Thu: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Every first and third Saturday; for MRI, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. every Saturday)
Sun: Closed
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Oak Park