BACK PAIN AND OSTEOPOROSIS…

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Osteoporosis is one of the natural signs of aging, and the International Osteoporosis foundation has stated that over 44 million men and women in the U.S suffer from it. This number is much larger if you look at it on a global scale.

So, what is osteoporosis?

In simple words, it’s a process where bones decalcify and start to crack. Because of the lack of calcium, the bones are now weaker. When the vertebra has cracks in them due to osteoporosis, a vertebral crush fracture can occur causing severe pain.

Women are more prone to this problem, and often experience hip fractures because of it. Since women have lower bone density than men, they lose more bone mass with age.

You’re at a higher risk of osteoporosis if your family has a history of it or if you suffer from estrogen/testosterone deficiency. Long term use of medication such as thyroid-replacement…

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