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Types of Osteoporosis

September 5, 2013
Osteoporosis

There are four types of¬†osteoporosis: primary, secondary,¬†osteogenesis imperfecta, and idiopathic juvenile. Primary osteoporosis Primary osteoporosis is the most common type of osteoporosis. It is more common in women than men. A person reaches peak bone mass (density) at about age 30. After that, the rate of bone loss slowly increases, while the rate of bone […]

Neck Pain

WHAT IS NECK PAIN? Pain located in the neck usually at the back or sides. HOW IS NECK PAIN DIAGNOSED? Neck pain is diagnosed by reviewing the history of the symptoms. In reviewing, the location, intensity, duration, and radiation of the pain will be noted. Any past injury to the neck is also taken into […]

Do You Have Brittle Bones?

August 6, 2008
Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis comes from the Greek, meaning “porous bones”. It is a disease in the bone the leads to an increased risk of fracture. Bones become brittle and break easily, even after very little trauma, for example falling at home. This is different from the traumatic fractures that occur after road accidents. The bones that most […]