Pain Management News
Medication Options for Osteoporosis
In this article, Naomi Albertson, M.D., reviews some of the commonly used, FDA approved medications for the treatment of osteoporosis and their major risks and benefits. If I need medications for osteoporosis, what are my choices? First, the reason to use medications...
How Can I Prevent Osteoporosis?
In this article, Naomi Albertson, M.D., explains how to prevent osteoporosis through a healthy diet and specific weight bearing exercises. How can I prevent osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a serious disease caused by losing too much bone, making too little bone, or...
How do I know if I have Osteoporosis?
In this article, Naomi Albertson, M.D., investigates how the diagnosis of osteoporosis is made. How do I know if I have Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis may be diagnosed through routine screening with a DeXA test (DXA or Dual-energy Xray Absorptiometry study) or in less...
What is Osteoporosis?
In this article, Naomi Albertson, M.D., explains what osteoporosis is, reviews some facts about osteoporosis, and discusses a few risk factors. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that affects men and women. It is due to losing too much bone, making too...
Degenerative Disc Disease of the Spine
Spinal discs become worn out and weaker as we age. About 40% of adults over age 40 have at least one degenerated vertebral disc. As adults reach the age of 80, this percentage doubles, which means most people will likely have to deal with disc disease at some point...
Chronic Pain Symptoms and Treatments by Sierra Neurosurgery Group
An estimated 50 million Americans, or 20% of the entire population1, are living with chronic pain. In fact, chronic or acute pain is the most common reason adults seek medical care. Unfortunately, acute and chronic pain can lead to a decreased quality of life,...
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