Category Archives: Back and Neck

Testing Bone Density And Osteoporosis

What Do We Mean By Bone Density? In common terms, bone density is used as a synonym for bone strength. We generally imply that bones that are denser are stronger. Bone density is actually bone mineral density. It is defined as the density of minerals per unit volume of the bone. Bones richer in minerals, […]

How To Manage Bony Spurs?

What Are Bony Spurs? Bony spurs, medically called Osteophytes, are small, irregular, abnormal growths coming out of  a bone from foci of inflammations. These commonly occur in joints, where two or more bones meet. There are articular cartilages, ligaments and the structures are subjected to permitted range of movements. These areas are prone to wear […]

Calcium Daily Need And Its Excess- Side Effects

How Much Calcium Do We Need? A human adult requires 1000 to 1200mg of calcium per day. It is preferable to get this calcium from your daily diet. In cases where this is not achievable, supplements may be added, taking care that the total calcium does not crosses the daily requirement. Usually, Vitamin D is […]

Teriparatide (Forteo) Injections- How it Works, Side Effects And Precautions

What is Teriparatide? It is a artificially prepared Parathyroid hormone, rDNA origin. Used to treat both men and post monepausal women, who are at a high risk of having fractures. Common Brand Names Common brand names under which the medicine is sold include, Forteo, Terifrec Mechanism of Action? Teriparatide is identical to a portion of […]

Management of Post Lumbar Puncture Headache

What is Lumbar Puncture? Inserting a needle in the lower back region (lumbar area) to draw out some cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is called lumbar puncture. The procedure is also called spinal tap. Cerebrospinal fluid is a special liquid that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord. It acts as a shock absorber, preventing these vital […]

Tilted Pelvis – A Gift of Modern Day Office Life

Pelvic Tilt – A Gift of Sedentary Work Style With each passing day, the advancement in technology is increasing our sitting time on desks and computers. This has steadily been accompanied by various health problems such as backache, cervical pain, obesity and various postural problems including pelvic tilt. Before going into the details of postural […]