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...]

Joint and Bone Health

Chiropractic

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...]

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...]

Do DXA (DEXA) Scans Actually Predict Fractures?

Accuracy in the ability to predict fracture has recently been called to question, as DXA scans may not show the entire picture.   When testing for bone mass density, the most common of tests is a DXA scan. This scan entails a 20 min. process where two x-ray emissions are aimed into specific areas of the body to analyze the density or porosity of the bone mass. … [Read more...]

Obesity and Osteoporosis

Dispelling the myth that overweight and obese people have a bone mass density advantage It is becoming less frequent that one can see articles about how osteopenia and osteoporosis are diseases that are more likely in individuals who are slight in frame. Well-established research for over 100 years has shown that additional axial mechanical loading on the musculoskeletal … [Read more...]

Achilles: A New Method in Testing for Osteoporosis

Many places around the world cannot have DXA scanning available for their entire population, for cost and logistical reasons, however a new technology has been developed to address this The Difficulty of DXA Though the Dual-energy X-ray Absorption (DXA) scan is considered the gold standard for bone mass density testing, it is often an expensive test to order. As … [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...]

DXA Scan. How Often

What is a DXA scan? How often should I have a DXA scan? A DXA scan is test of X-ray absorbiometry by sending two X-rays into a bone from different directions, each of which is of a different energy level. The level of absorption dictates the level of density or porosity the bone may have.  Though there are other methods of testing bone mass density, the DXA scan is the … [Read more...]