Osteoporosis is a bone disease causing bones to become porous due to the lack of calcium and vitamin D elements in the bone mineral density. This disease causes the bones to become weak and fragile, too much prone to breakage and fractures. Most osteoporosis fractures occur in the hip, wrist and the spine region. Any fracture is harmful, but that of the spine can be fatally harmful. We all know that the spinal cord is really the back bone of our life (actually it is within the back bone). The bones of the vertebral column in the back are protective shield for the spinal cord. An osteoporosis of the spine, that causes a vertebral fracture, is most dangerous of all because this fracture harms those bones that are responsible for protecting the spinal cord. If any harm, during this fracture, is caused to the spinal cord, what would happen is the lost of the feature that classifies human beings under vertebrates. The erectness of the back would completely go away. This harm is no less than fatal. Let us look at how this happens and some remedies to avoid the damage.
We all complain of back pains during our daily schedules. But all cannot be classified under symptoms of osteoporosis of the spine. As osteoporosis is an asymptotic disease, severe pain in the vertical center of the back is just one rough symptom. Hence, early diagnosis is difficult. Only one of three parts of the population with osteoporosis of the spine show a few symptoms, as follows:
Sever back pain which arises all of a sudden
More than one bone of the spine can also get fractured. Persistence of severe back pain and changes in the bowel and bladder activities for a long time is enough reason to consult your doctor regarding osteoporosis of the spine.
The risked ones
Women, anyways, signify being osteoporosis patients. Hence, females over the age of 50 are most risked for osteoporosis of the spine and related fractures. Old age and a painful osteoporosis medical history play roles of cherry toppings. Bones of osteoporotic patients and people with advanced ages are too thin and weak for bending activities. Bending and stooping causes immense pressure on the spinal bones, as if a weight of several times the body weight is laded on the back.
There are various treatments for osteoporosis, which are shared with osteoporosis of the spine – medications, vitamin D and calcium measures, hormone replacements, and exercises. Well, exercises are the best as they can be started as of now – a penniless treatment for osteoporosis cure. Weight bearing exercises, like running, walking, etc can help you get through with the disease. Do not perform bending exercises if suffering from osteoporosis of the spine. Also, rigorous, high impact, tiring exercises as they can cause stress in your bones and fractures follow. Basically, when exercises are weight bearing, they tend to force your body weight onto your bones. We know, in osteoporosis the bones are porous from within, i.e. there exist pores and holes inside the bone mass. The weight, that the bones bear, of our body tends to put some pressure on the bones and cause fusion of two areas where in between there is a pore. This causes the closing of intra-bone pores, thus reducing the impact of osteoporosis and gradually eliminating it from our body. This causes the closing of intra-bone pores, thus reducing the impact of osteoporosis and gradually eliminating it from our body