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Osteoporosis – Prevention and Management

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Like other organs in the body, bones are constantly changing. Throughout childhood and as young adults, bones grow in strength and in size. Around the age of 30, bones reach their peak strength and then naturally become weaker with age.  Osteoporosis affects one in every four adults and is a condition...


OFF BALANCE?  IT’S MORE SERIOUS THAN YOU THINK!

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OFF BALANCE?  IT’S MORE SERIOUS THAN YOU THINK! By 360 ORTHOPEDICS – Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch/Venice   Studies have shown that 40% of us will have a balance issue at some point in our lives. Some of these issues will be the catalyst for us to see our physician. A balance disorder is a condition making...


How to Keep Your Spine Healthy


It is not uncommon to experience increased aches, pains and joint stiffness as we age. hen it comes to the spine, some decline in function and flexibility may be expected. Here’s what you should know about what happens to your spine as you age, and ways to help prevent back pain and injuries. Common...


How Can a Rehabilitation Hospital Help You and Your Family?


Deciding on care for a loved one with serious medical conditions can be confusing. In south central Pennsylvania, rehabilitation hospitals offer patients opportunities to move toward wellness and independence. An inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides physical medicine as well as rehabilitation...


Fragility Fractures: What Do I Need to Know?


BACK PAIN, most people do not automatically think of a fracture when they first experience back pain. A Fragility Fracture is any fall from a standing height or less, that results in a fracture. Our bodies, when in good health, should be able to withstand a fall from this height without a fracture....


Prevent Falls by Building Strength, Mobility and Balance


It’s that time of year when seniors must take extra precautions to avoid a fall. Dipping temperatures and inclement weather conditions increase the risk factors for falls—especially—in older adults. The good news is there are simple steps you can take to keep yourself safe! Outside your home, make sure...


What are the Options with Meniscus Tears?


Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries. When people talk about torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus. Your meniscus is a wedge-shaped piece of cartilage that sits between the thigh bone and the shin bone. It acts as a shock absorber and provides some...


Advancements in Neck Surgery


Neck pain and associated arm pain secondary to pinched nerves in the cervical spine are common complaints many patients will experience. Fortunately, numerous conservative and non-operative options exist for these ailments: anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and spinal...


Osteoporosis Breaking News


Osteoporosis Breaking News Osteoporosis is a bone condition that makes bones thinner and more fragile secondary to loss of bone density. There are 40 million people affected by osteoporosis, women more often then men. Half of all postmenopausal women will have an osteoporosis related fracture during...


Yikes! At 43 Years Old I Had The Spine of a 70 Year Old


In my early forties, I was having a lot of low back pain.  So off I go to an orthopedic physician’s office to find out why.  The doctor looked at my X-rays and said, “Kelly, you have degenerative lower back arthritis, in fact, your X-ray shows that of a 70 year-old woman instead one who is 43.”  I couldn’t...

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