Osteoporosis and Spinal Cord Injury

Have you been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI)? SCIs happen through traumatic events such as motor vehicle accidents, falls, or sport injuries or non-traumatic events such as arthritis, inflammation, or cancer. Are you at increased risk for lower extremity fracture? (See page 2 of the PDF for a checklist). Educate yourself! You can help … Continue reading Osteoporosis and Spinal Cord Injury

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Latest bone health information Jan 2014

Novel Osteoporosis Drug Could Change Treatment: Study  "A new medication for osteoporosis prompts the body to rebuild bone and could potentially strengthen the skeleton against fractures, researchers report. The experimental drug, romosozumab, frees the body's ability to stimulate bone production by blocking biochemical signals that naturally inhibit bone formation, explained Dr. Michael McClung, founding director of … Continue reading Latest bone health information Jan 2014

Exercise on trial (part 1)

If you have osteoporosis or are concerned about your bone health, one of the pieces of advice you may have received is to exercise regularly. Like the end goal of any osteoporosis treatment, the hope is that exercise will prevent fractures, which occur easily when bones are weak and fragile. In fact, more than 80% … Continue reading Exercise on trial (part 1)