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Mother has osteoporosis and in wheelchair got.numerous vertebre compressionn fractutes.im39 with SCS for l5d1pain.Is osteoporosis hereditary?
Are strontium ranelate and strontium citrate recognised, beneficial treatments for severe osteoporosis?
Not approved: These two therapies are under investigation, but have not yet been approved in the us. ...Read more
Myeloma ~ 3 years, gradual bone damage esp spine & hands, want to avoid paralyzing osteoclasts w/ bisphonates. Best management?
Are there any studies re efficacy of Accupuncture for chronic osteo arthritic pain?
A local acupuncturist graduated from Shandong medical university
Acupuncture 4 joints: Lots of studies. Acupuncture relieves pain. We would consider it more for acute pain relief. For chronic pain there is one theoretical negative: if you relieve pain some feel it may allow the arthritis to progrss faster without the pain signal to limit activity. You wouldn't want to cut the nerves to a joint and allow someone to abuse it. No problem with using it for hip bursitis or some headaches ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteoporosis: The reduction in calcium with osteoporosis increases the risk for fractures in all parts of the spine. Osteoporosis also increases the complexity of surgical repair by requiring the inclusion of more levels to spread the load and may also require cement to augment the pedicle screws. Healing time for the fracture or surgical fusion can also be much longer. ...Read more
AOA website: Here is the website for the aoa. You can use the find a do feature. http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/find-a-do/pages/default.aspx. ...Read more
Yes...: We refer patients to holistic md's and we have seen some encouraging results from doctors prescribing supplements. Also holistic doctors are likely to suggest that a patient make some dietary changes and consider doing a cleanse to remove toxins including heavy metals. A clifford report may be used by a holistic doctor to help guide treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Genetic or not: Brittle bone disease is an inherited disorder of bone that is called osteogenesis imperfecta. Osteopenia and osteoporosis are disease of the bone where there is decrease density of the bone. This is associated with age, hormonal change, medications, smoking and other issues. Basically the bone cells are out of balance and take away more bone than they replace. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes indeed...: While it does not abide by the same diagnostic tools as western medicine, acupuncture does recognize and acknowledge that depression and anxiety exist and are a disruption of sort of the internal energy system. Acupuncture aims to stimulate the body's flow of energy and functionality, and targets specific symptoms of concern. You may ask your local acupuncturist or check out www.Acufinder.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NF support gp impt: Depending on the degree of scoliosis, a spine specialist can assist. Also, an osteopathic physician (DO) with neuromusculoskeletal training can help and treat as well as evaluate on your first visit. Do need to know the level and type of NF history you have. Hope you are part of a support group, as that's always helpful for local referrals to specialists, who work with NF patients. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dr happy with alendronate 70mg & ca -d supplement for severe osteopenia (t-2.3) in spine. Would strontium citrate supplement be helpful too?
Strontium: To my knowledge strontium (ranelate not citrate) is not an approved osteoporosis drug in the usa. Alendronate is a good and safe drug. What matters is how you take it - with water not food - and how long you have been taking it. Standard procedure is to check your t-score every 2 years and many of us recommend stopping therapy if consecutive results show no change. ...Read more
Positive, intense uptake on bone scan, lose spinal hardware, bone marrow edema , family history, paternal taking Forteo to strengthen bones. ??ideas?
For one: You probably should remove the hardware. Increased uptake is informing you there is bone activity. You don't state on what phase. This could indicate a fracture or infection.... The doctor should have a clinical suspicion of what he is looking for. If removing the hardware a bone biopsy can be performed if suspecting infection. ...Read more
Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?
Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Physiatrists are physicians that go to medical school for 4 years and residency for 4 years just like any other physician. A physiatrist or specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of nerve, muscle, and bone disorders with the goal of decreasing pain and improving function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES, a great deal: Allopaths practice conventional western medicine,relying primarily on drugs & surgery for treatment. Many osteopaths practice allopathic medicine but the root of osteopathy is gentle manipulation of bones & many osteopaths still include this. Naturopaths primarily utilize nutritional supplements, herbs & homeopathy,whereas chiropractors use various manipulative therapies & often use supplements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is no : Permanent cure for osteoporosis, Raloxifene (evista) mimics estrogen's beneficial effects on bone density in postmenopausal women, without some of the risks associated with estrogen. Taking this drug may also reduce the risk of some types of breast cancer. Hot flashes are a common side effect. Raloxifene also may increase your risk of blood clots. ...Read more
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