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Back Pain & Osteoporosis

2005 White Paper
Back Pain & Osteoporosis

Addresses back pain due to sprains, strains, and spasms; degenerative changes of the spinal bones and disks; disk herniation; and spinal stenosis. Also covers osteoporosis, a common cause of fractures in the spine and hip.

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Table of Contents


Anatomy of the Spine

Causes of Back Pain

Diagnosis of Back Pain

Prevention of Back Pain

Treatment of Back Pain
• Self-Treatment
• Alternative Therapies
• Medical Treatment
• Treatment of a Herniated Disk
• Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures
• Treatment of Spinal Stenosis
• Treatment of Paget’s Disease
• Treatment of Spinal Deformity
• Treatment of Cancer
• Managing Chronic Back Pain

Neck Pain


Structure of the Bones

Causes of Osteoporosis

Complications of Osteoporosis

Diagnosis of Osteoporosis

Prevention of Osteoporosis

Treatment of Osteoporosis
• Calcium and Vitamin D
• Medication
• Treatment in Men
• Prevention of Fractures
• Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures
• Treatment of Hip Fractures
• Treatment of Other Osteoporotic Fractures


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