Are Osteoporosis Drugs Safe?

The multiple answers of a complicated question: "are osteoporosis drugs safe?" David Brownstein, MD, an advocate of dietary, supplements, and exercise solutions to many disease states. He has now weighed in on osteoporosis drugs. Dr. Brownstein states that these drugs are widely used to stimulate bone mass growth, and accomplish their objective. At least seemingly so … [Read more...]

The Arthritis and Bone Density Relationship

Arthritis and bone density degradation have a relationship. When pain is sensed in a joint your body can limit loading on bone in that given area. There is often a vicious cycle of deconditioning associated with aging. It starts with pain in joints, which limits the ability for muscles to contract to their full potential. When muscles cannot engage, they shrink, … [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...]

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...]

Bone Spurs and Osteoporosis

A related disorder to osteoporosis, bone spurs can add pain and discomfort to an already compromised individual   With osteoporosis, bone tissue becomes more porous and is therefore more prone to fracture. Since 97% of the bodies calcium is stored within bone, and leeched into the body when needed for other systems to function, osteoporosis can have other … [Read more...]

Mechanical Force, Childhood, and Osteoporosis

To put osteoporosis into perspective, the process that creates bone mass density must be understood When mechanical force is applied to bone mass, in a way where, bending, torsion or stretching occurs, a cellular response can take place to cause an adaptation in the density of bone mass. These loads must be high enough for the cells (osteoblasts) to be irritated, … [Read more...]

Kidney Damage: Link Has Been Made With an Osteoporosis Drug

There have been 16 deaths thus far relating to kidney damage, with a potential connection to a commonly prescribed osteoporosis medication The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in September 2011, began notifying physicians and patients of an update to the label for Reclast (zoledronic acid) addressing the potential risk of kidney failure. Cases have been … [Read more...]

Osteoporosis and DXA Scans

Osteoporosis and DXA Scans: How is Osteoporosis Detected? Early detection of osteoporosis requires a bone density test. This is because there are no warning signs for osteoporosis in its early stages other then bone fracture. In an effort to avoid osteoporotic or osteopenia related fracture, the testing of bone mass density is required. The most common test is called … [Read more...]