Bone Health

Bone and joint conditions are the most common cause of chronic pain and physical disability worldwide, affecting hundreds of millions of people. In fact, in the USA, more than half of those over the age of 18, are affected by bone and joint conditons, and one in three adults suffer from some form of chronic joint pain. As we age, our bodies undergo many changes. Muscle size and bone density tend to decrease, and aches and pains tend to increase. Learn more about the most common bone and joint disorders so that you can stay maintain mobiity, balance, and functionality:

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Osteoporosis

Drug Holidays From Osteoporosis Meds

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Due to the risk of fractures in the thigh bones and tissue decay in the jaw bone associated with osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates, The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists currently recommends a drug holiday or break from these medications after four to five years of bone density stability if osteoporosis is moderate and after 10 years of stability if fracture risk is high.

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Back Pain

A Surgeon’s Tips for Back Pain Treatment

Posted by Judy Kirkwood

  By Judy Kirkwood    Debilitating back pain is the second most common reason Americans visit the doctor. But who should you see when you have back pain and what do you ask? Having treated thousands of patients, Dr. Burak Ozgur, a combined ortho-neuro spine fellowship-trained double board certified neurosurgeon based in Newport Beach, California, shares his thoughts.