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Lifestyle Factors and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is characterized by the depletion of bone mineral mass combined with bone micro-architecture deterioration that results in greater bone fragility leading to increased fracture risk. It’s estimated that 10 million adults in the United States have osteoporosis and another 44 million are at serious risk for the condition.  Incredibly, just a 10% loss of […]

Can Whiplash Cause Persistent Dizziness?

It is estimated that up to 50% of whiplash associated disorders (WAD) patients will continue to experience persistent symptoms for a year or longer after their motor vehicle collision, sports collision, or slip and fall. One of the most frequent complaints—affecting nearly seven-in-ten chronic WAD patients—is dysregulation of balance or dizziness. Balance is complex and […]

When Is Low Back Surgery Appropriate?

Low back pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint, and it is the leading cause of activity limitation and absenteeism from work. There are many treatment options available to the low back pain patient, including surgical procedures. But when is surgery appropriate and in what cases should it be avoided? Generally, clinical guidelines don’t recommend […]