Osteoporosis Blog Posts

What You Should Know About Spinal Compression Fractures

Vertebral compression fractures, also known as spinal compression fractures, can be caused by bone weakening due to cancer or osteoporosis.

A Grapefruit a Day to Keep Spinal Fractures Away?

Grapefruit for Osteoporosis Fractures
Despite Americans' high consumption of dairy, osteoporosis rates are soaring. Countries that eat little to no dairy enjoy extremely low rates of osteoporosis. Could it be that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is more important than a diet rich in dairy?

A Visual Guide to Understanding Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is a surgical procedure for a spinal fracture which restores height to a vertebral body.

On World Osteoporosis Day, Experts Warn that Men are being Undertreated

On World Osteoporosis Day, the International Osteoporosis Foundations warns that men are being undertreated for osteoporosis.

Could My Back Pain Be Caused by a Spine Fracture?

Osteoporosis is called the "silent disease" because most people don't know they have it until the disease has really progressed. Even then, most spinal fractures are dismissed as general back pain due to aging or a muscle strain.

11 Tips to Improve Your Bone Health

Protecting your bones is an important step to avoiding osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy spine.

Debunking The Osteoporosis Myth

Osteoporosis can affect men and women at any age, but there are positive steps everyone can take to decrease the chance of being affected by this disease.

10 Ways to Get Enough Calcium if You're Lactose Intolerant

Make sure you are getting the recommended dose of calcium to keep your bones strong. Many foods besides dairy are rich in calcium, making it easy to get your recommended dose even if you don’t like milk.

Osteoporosis Fractures Increase Risk of Death, Study Shows

A recent study reported that older men and women who suffer a low-trauma fracture due to osteoporosis are at increased risk of dying for 5 to 10 years following the injury, compared to the general population. Those who experience another fracture increase their risk of death for an additional 5 years.

Treat Osteoporosis, Save Your Hips

A new study shows that aggressive screening and treatment of osteoporosis can help to prevent hip fractures. The researchers claim that their three step approach could help cut hip fractures by up to 25%.