Back Pain and Ruptured Discs

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Low back pain problems occur in 60-80% of people at some time in their lives.  Much of this relates to lumbar disc disease, either protrusion (bulge) or rupture. The disc is a layer of cartilage and fiber, about a quarter inch thick, that acts as a cushion between two vertebrae.  It assists in twisting and… Read more »

Hillary Clinton’s Fracture May Serve as Osteoporosis Warning

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unfortunate fall last week  meant a fracture and subsequent surgery Friday to repair the break in her right elbow. It’s not clear if this was just a nasty fall or if Clinton has any underlying conditions such as osteoporosis that contributed to the fracture. Her spokesperson declined to comment about… Read more »

Fun facts…

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Magnesium, muscles and mortality. A small segment of the population have genetic mutations that cause them to have very low levels of magnesium, which can cause altered heart beats, seizures, and involuntary muscle contraction. In addition, it has been estimated that up to 60% of critically ill patients have low levels, and this is associated… Read more »