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Three Steps to Sciatica Prevention

· · Bones & Joints
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and given the prevalence and pain associated with sciatica, prevention may be worth its weight in gold. It’s not always possible to prevent sciatica, and the condition may recur, but these steps can help protect your back and … Read More

Hip Replacement: Surgical Approach Matters

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Hip replacement surgery has changed the lives of millions of Americans with osteoarthritis: a disease characterized by the wearing away of protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones in a joint. As cartilage degeneration progresses, movement becomes painful and joints also swell and stiffen. Replacing diseased joints with … Read More

Do You Need a Bone Density Test?

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After menopause, many women start to experience increasing bone loss that can cause osteoporosis: fragile bones that are more likely to break if you fall. There are things you can do to maintain your bone density, but it’s also important for people who are at risk for osteoporosis to find … Read More

Expedited Surgery for Hip Fractures

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  Fracturing a hip is one of the most dreaded injuries for older people. Even with optimal care, there is a high risk of complications and even death after hip-fracture surgery. But could a tweak as simple as operating sooner make a difference? According to the results of a trial … Read More

Maintaining Bone Health

· · Bones & Joints
Our bones support us, literally, in everything we do. They protect our vital organs, store important minerals the body relies upon, and keep us moving. From childhood through early adulthood, our bones are busy taking up nutrients that help them grow, strengthen, and build density. By age 30, bone density … Read More

Ease Your Joint Pain Without Surgery

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More than 1 million total joint replacements are performed in the United States each year. The procedure alleviates the pain of arthritis by replacing worn, diseased joint surfaces with plastic and metal prosthetics that make movement more comfortable. Replacing an arthritic joint can be life-changing for people whose mobility has … Read More

All You Need to Know About Osteoporosis Drugs

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You may not think of your bones as being alive, but they are; moreover, they undergo a constant process of renewal called remodeling. This consists of two stages, says Dina Adimoolam, MD, assistant professor of medicine/endocrinology, diabetes and bone disease at Mount Sinai. “First, old bone is broken down—a process … Read More

Plagued by Back Pain?

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Back pain is a common experience, and statistics show that most people will experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. The symptoms can vary from a dull ache to sharp stabbing sensations. The pain may be slow in coming, progressing from a small niggling throb to something more … Read More

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