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Does everyone with osteoporosis in the spine get a dowagers hump?

Does everyone with osteoporosis in the spine get a dowagers hump?

No: There are many factors that influence the way osteoporosis presents. The severity of the bone loss, the location, the condition of ancillary support structures, therapies that are being used, activity type and level, genetics, other medical conditions - to name a few. How the hump appears is quite variable and not particularly predictable. It can be observed in both men and women. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more

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Living with Osteoporosis (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about safe exercising with osteoporosis
30 Min, Once, forever
Get enough calcium and vitamin D thru diet or supplements
Once
If recommended, take medication - may be daily, weekly, or monthly
Once
Check bone density every 12-24 months
10 Min, Yearly, forever
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Can frequent strength training help prevent osteoporosis? How often, how much weight, what exercises?

Strength training : Yes. Preferably 2 to 3 times weekly and with an instructor (trainer) that can teach the proper form and technique. The weight amount is dependent on your strength. Also don't forget about impact sports such as walking, jogging , and running. All can help stress muscles to strengthen bones. ...Read more

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Living with Osteoporosis (Checklist)

Take supplements that build bone density
Daily
Avoid lifting heavy objects
Daily
Remove throw rugs from around the bed to avoid falling
Daily
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I have severe osteoporosis -3.7, degenerative disc disease mainly cervical, and lymphadema in arm, what exercises are safe to do?

I have severe osteoporosis -3.7, degenerative disc disease mainly cervical, and lymphadema in arm, what exercises are safe to do?

See physiatrist: A physiatrist, or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, can make specific recommendations for you, taking into account both your other conditions and your goals. Upper extremity exercise used to be thought to be bad for those with lymphedema, but research has shown that it doesn't make it worse- and may help it! your physiatrist will likely have you work with pt to develop a program. ...Read more

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What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?

What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?

Tried a pain doctor?: I am guessing you have, but if not one may be able to help. A back surgeon, neurosurgeon or orthopedic, may also have something to offer. ...Read more

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Living with Osteoporosis (Checklist)

Exercise
20 Min, 2x day, forever
Take vitamin D 2000 IU
Daily
Take calcium 500 mg
Daily
Don't smoke
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How to know what exercises are good for people with osteoporosis?

How to know what exercises are good for people with osteoporosis?

Nonimpact: Nonimpact exercise to help steer calcium back into your bones and not put them at risk of trauma and fracture. Walking, swimming and hand weights are excellent. Talk w/your doctor and a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more

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