Prevention of fractures of the spine

Early treatment of osteoporosis - the disease that causes thinning and brittle bones - can save the spine fracture.

compression fracture of the spine - spinal injury, at which the vertebral body compression and damage of the spinal canal.In the case of spinal cord injury can develop irreversible paralysis.When squeezing the nerve roots and the destruction of the intervertebral disc develops post-traumatic osteochondrosis and radiculitis.

Natural methods of preventing spinal compression fractures - a proper diet rich in calcium, vitamin D and protein;supplementation with these substances and adequate exercise (strength training and weight training).Also it is necessary to give up smoking, alcohol and carbonated drinks.In addition, slow the development of osteoporosis following substances.

  • Bisphosphonates: increase bone mineral density and prevent bone loss and fractures.One of the rare, but potentially dangerous complication of treatment with bisphosphonates is osteonecrosis of the mandible (death o
    f bone tissue).The risk of complications is particularly high with intravenous drugs, as well as in patients with malignant tumors.Symptoms of osteonecrosis include numbness, pain and stiffness in the temporomandibular joint, which often occurs after a tooth extraction.
  • Calcitonin - a protein hormone normally produced by the thyroid cells and certain other bodies, such as the lungs.It regulates the level of calcium in the body and is involved in the building of bone.It also has analgesic effect.
  • Synthetic analogues of parathyroid hormone (PTH or parathyrin) administered as injections and reduce the likelihood of vertebral fractures in women with severe osteoporosis.
  • Some analogues of female sex hormones (estrogen) - slow bone loss, increasing bone density.

People within the high-risk group for the development of compression fractures, it is very important time to begin treatment.These drugs effectively strengthen bones.Select the appropriate remedy will help the attending physician.

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