Cortisone and Osteoporosis

  Research now shows a negative relationship has been seen between cortisone and osteoporosis. Of all pain diagnosis in the United States, low back pain is the most common. Low back pain affects 8 out of 10 individuals at some point during life. From athletics to elderly and deconditioned individuals back pain is common to all populations. Often as a result of … [Read more...]

Top 5 Osteoporosis Priorities

Here is a list of the top 5 osteoporosis priorities for anyone who learns that they have this condition: 1. Understand your DXA scan sheet A better understanding of the situation is at the top of the list for the top 5 osteoporosis priorities. Frequent physician will order a DXA scan, and send patients to a lab for the scan to be completed. Once receiving the results … [Read more...]

Caffeine and Bone Density

Caffeine and bone density have a widely studied relationship, so is caffeine bad for your bones, or not? The answer is actually not a simple "yes" or "no." Caffeine and bone density have been the subject of many studies that have had conflicting results. Some of these studies have only looked at caffeine consumption and failed to identify other variables that have … [Read more...]

Vitamin K2 and Bone

  Vitamin K2 found in fermented soy can aid in the bone health of the elderly. The western diet has been linked to many health complications and has forced researchers to look for ways to isolate foods that can have the greatest health benefits. This effort has increased the level of understanding of nutrition and the role it plays in our health. Though nothing can … [Read more...]

Potassium Citrate Bone Relationship

Recent findings by researchers show a positive potassium citrate bone density link.   New Research In a recent study performed in Switzerland, researchers performed potassium citrate experiments with adults over the age of 65 and looked at fracture rates over a two-year period along with pre and post DXA scans. The test subjects received 6500mg of potassium … [Read more...]

Joint and Bone Health

Why joint and bone health are affiliated, and how chiropractic treatment can help with osteoporosis.   A doctor of chiropractic (DC) uses his/her education and knowledge to manipulate the musculoskeletal system, for proper alignment of bones. At times when joint and bone do not align properly, neuromuscular dysfunction can take place. This is mostly because a … [Read more...]

The Function of Bisphosphonates Drugs

A look at the function of Bisphosphonate drugs, and discussion of causes to side effects. The function of Bisphosphonate drugs is to suppress bone turnover. So what does that mean? Bone acts as a battery of the body. The energy that this battery stores is calcium. Calcium is the most important mineral that the body has, as every nervous system action, muscular action, and … [Read more...]

Reading a DXA Scan

Don't be a victim of not knowing your situation, look at the below description of items on reading a DXA Scan. Understanding what is happening can help you understand how to fix the problem.   The Primary Measure for Reading a DXA Scan When reading a DXA scan, locate the section heading, "T score." This number compares the individual's T score with the average bone … [Read more...]

Can a DXA Scan Predict Fracture?

Can a DXA scan predict fracture? The need for researchers to modify what is currently done with DXA scans to increase accuracy.   As bone density declines, many other functions of the body suffer. Bone stores and manages the most vital mineral to, being calcium, and also generates our red and white blood cells. For the past 50 years DXA scan technology has … [Read more...]

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: Looking at one of the more painful and life altering side effects of many osteoporosis medications.   The word "Osteonecrosis" in Latin means bone death. This condition is caused by diminishing blood supply to the particular area of bone. Though most commonly diagnosed in the hip, shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist and ankle, as a side … [Read more...]