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Osteoporosis is a condition wherein the bones become brittle and weak; so much so that even mildly stressful activities such as coughing, bending over or even a slight fall (such as the one from a high rise chair) can result in fractures. Osteoporosis-related fractures commonly occur in the spine, hip or the wrist. The human body has a continuous mechanism of bone absorption and removal. In case of osteoporosis, the creation of new bones doesn’t happen in accordance with the removal of old bones.
The bones of the spine get extremely vulnerable to breakage and even cracking open. The fractures in the spine, also known as vertebral compression fractures can cause a sharp stinging pain in the back that may make sitting, standing, or even walking a very tardy task.
- Increasing age
- Abnormally less or high body weight
- Menopause or low levels of sex hormones
- Gender: This disorder is more likely to affect women as compared to men. Also, women, who are above 50 are more likely to suffer from this debilitating disorder.
- Race is a significant risk factor of osteoporosis. If you are of Asian descent, you are more likely to be affected by it.
- Having a family history of osteoporosis will put you at a greater risk of this disorder.
The pain typically happens with a slight back strain during an everyday activity like:
- Lifting a bag of groceries
- Bending to the floor to pick something up
- Slipping on a rug or making a misstep
- Lifting a suitcase out of the trunk of a car
- Lifting the corner of a mattress when changing bed linens
Symptoms of Spine Fracture:
- Fractured or collapsed vertebra causing back pain
- A stooped posture
- A shrunken appearance (as if one has had loss of height)
- Very fragile bones, thus increasing risks of fractures
- Severe and sudden pain in the back
- Difficulty in twisting or bending the body
Lower spine fractures are way more troublesome as compared to fractures in the upper spine. Fracturing more than a bone in the spine also remains a huge possibility.
Who’s Most Likely to Get Spine Fractures?
Women, especially those older than 50, are most likely to get spine fractures. By age 80, about 40% of women have had one.
Your age makes a difference, too. As you get older, your bones become thinner and weaker, and you’re more likely to have osteoporosis. Women and men who have osteoporosis have much higher chances of getting spine fractures.
Diagnosis and Treatment:
Firstly, an X-ray or a computerized tomography (CT scan) will be done to have a closer look at the bones. A bone density test is another commonly used method of diagnosing osteoporosis.
- Steroids and medications: Some medications may be used to prevent or combat osteoporosis. These include alendronate, ibandronate, risedronate and zoledronic acid.
- Physical therapy: Just like muscles, bones get stronger too when you exercise. Weight-bearing and muscle- strengthening exercises are the most helpful in this regard and are considered best for the treatment of osteoporosis. Cardiovascular exercises such as walking, jogging or even swimming can prove to be immensely beneficial.
- Diet: Make a diet chart that includes high-calcium food items, dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, and low-fat milk, tofu, green vegetables such as collard greens and broccoli, sea fish such as salmon and sardines.
- Salt: Limit salt intake
- Therapy: Hormone replacement therapy (treatment method consisting of estrogens to alleviate and treat symptoms of osteoporosis) is another method of treatment that can be recommended by the doctor.
Prevent Spine Fractures:
The best way to prevent them is to prevent osteoporosis. Even if you already have it, you can take steps to keep it from getting worse. Eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, and get regular exercise, especially the weight-bearing and muscle strengthening kinds. Ask your doctor if you need a bone mineral density test to see how strong your bones are. It is never too early -- or too late -- to prevent bone loss.
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Whenever I run or play for long time there is pain in my leg bones and its really to much and when I touch the middle portion of the bone it hurts more please tell me what should I do?
Im suffering from backpain from last 2 months my age is 25 so please give me a good solution for this.
I am suffering severe leg and knee pain what should I do, I take medicine in kottakal ayurvedha but still it was not cure.
I had a pain in my right knee since one month. Whenever I do the movement my knee pain starts. One doctor prescribed me a calcium capsules. Tell me what should I do.
I am 27 years old. From July 2015, I am suffering from body stiffness (neck, middle and lower spine. I got HLA B27 positive. Doctor (orthopaedic) prescribed some medicines like HCQS, SAZO. After using them (one week) I got relief. In addition he suggested to me that I need yo use for few years. Some doctors suggested me to consult rheumatologist. I have mixed feelings for using tablets for few years. Please, suggest some guideline to recover from my problem.
My mother who is 90 years old is suffering from lower back ache. Can she get any relief with Epidural process and is it safe for her.
Hello, I am Sheela Sehrawat, I am a dietician in Mentor diet clinic. We are here since 11 years and treating therapeutic patients in a healthy manner.
Aaj kal ap dekhoge ki Arthritis ki kaafi problem aarhi hai specially after 35 years of age. Arthritis patients ke lie sabse bada issue hota hai weight. Jese jese aap weight reduce karna shuru dete ho wese he apke knees pe pressure padna kam hojata hai. Islie zaruri hai ki aap weight reduce karne ke sath sath aap kuch aur cheezein bhi include kar sakte ho, jese ki aap roughage include kar sakte ho.
- Roughage me aap more of vegetables, more of salad jese ki brocolli, spinish etc use karoge to that will be more beneficial.
- Fruits me agar aap kuch cheeze jese ki apple cider vinegar, cherries, strawberry etc add kroge to apko arthritis me bohot help milegi. Daily routine me ye fruits apko bohot help karenge.
- Green tea bhi include kar sakte ho, it is a good source of anti oxidants jo ki apko pain me bhi relief dega.
- Garlic is really helpful in arthritis. U should try to include atleast 1-2 pieces of garlic in your routine diet, specially in the morning. It is really helpful.
- Fish, soya, tofu are rich source of protein, which should be included in diet.
So, ye the kuch tips which would be helpful for arthritis patients. For more information, you can contact me through Lybrate, where you can call us, you can text us and you can book an appointment as well.