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  • What to know about sacral fractures

    Younger people can break their sacrum during motor vehicle accidents or serious falls. However, older people, especially those with osteoporosis, may experience fractures after minor falls.

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  • Surgery for spinal stenosis linked to lower mortality and costs, compared to nonoperative treatment

    For patients with spinal stenosis, operative treatment is associated with a lower risk of death and lower costs over two years, compared with nonoperative treatment, suggests a study in the February issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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  • What Is Facet Hypertrophy?

    Facet hypertrophy is a common problem that causes the facet joints in your spine to enlarge. New bone growth and bone spurs can also develop as the joint tries to repair the damaged cartilage. The swelling and new growth can narrow the spinal canal and compress nearby nerves, causing pain.

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  • What are some possible early warning signs of osteoporosis?

    Osteoporosis causes bones to become porous and weaker, and many people do not have noticeable symptoms until they experience an injury or fracture. However, early signs of the condition can include receding gums, weakened grip strength, and brittle fingernails.

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  • 5 Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis Back Pain

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) commonly affects peripheral joints, but can also impact the neck vertebrae, which can lead to back pain. A person can lower discomfort with medical treatment, exercise, and other home remedies.

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