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Four out of five adults experience significant low back pain at some point in their lives. And, as our population continues to age, osteoporosis becomes an increasingly widespread problem.

The 2018 Back Pain and Osteoporosis White Paper is designed to keep you fully informed and up to date on new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of back pain and osteoporosis.

Medical experts tackle all common types of back problems ranging from simple muscle spasms to disc herniation, spinal stenosis and collapsed vertebral bodies. They also address osteoporosis, a common cause of spine and hip fractures; and more.

You will explore the causes and diagnostic techniques, learn about preventive steps that can spare you from considerable pain and examine the latest treatments, including drug and surgical options. This White Paper will help guide you in working with your doctor to make informed medical decisions about back pain and osteoporosis.

Read on to find out how to get your copy.

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The 2018 Back Pain
and Osteoporosis White Paper

Your Annual Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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The Expertise You Require in the Layperson's Language
You Can Understand and Apply

The 2018 Back Pain and Osteoporosis White Paper gives you news you can use every day, distilling complex medical research and scientific breakthroughs into clear, plain English. You will also find practical advice you can act on right away in your quest for better back pain relief or to help prevent osteoporosis before it limits your mobility and diminishes your quality of life.

Introducing Your Back Pain and Osteoporosis Experts

Lee H. Riley III, M.D., is the Zadek Family Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is Executive Vice-Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Riley is a member and active participant in many national and international societies, including the Cervical Spine Research Society, the Scoliosis Research Society, the North American Spine Society, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a recognized expert in spine surgery and is invited to speak on spine topics worldwide.

Suzanne M. Jan de Beur, M.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Associate Program Director of Clinical Research Units at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.   An internationally recognized expert and leader in osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, Dr. Jan de Beur is Associate Editor for the Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism and has authored numerous articles and book chapters. Her work has been published in leading journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association and The Lancet.

The 2018 Back Pain and Osteoporosis White Paper outlines the many different causes of back pain, including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Spasms
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal deformities
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Spinal stenosis

... and more

Learn the causes of these conditions, plus the methods used to diagnose back pain, and preventive steps you can take to spare yourself considerable neck and back pain.

You'll also discover the latest news about the most effective treatments for back and neck pain, including the latest pain medications.

Your White Paper will also include details on your best surgical options if less invasive treatment options aren't giving you the kind of back pain relief you need.

For people who have sciatica—searing or stabbing pain radiating from the back or buttock into the leg—driving a car can be especially uncomfortable and painful. You'll find measures you can take that might help.

Can a daily dose of electricity ease back pain? That’s the promise of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) devices that are now sold over the counter and heavily marketed in television and magazine ads. Do they work? Before you buy, make sure to read the advice in this year's White Paper about over-the-counter TENS devices.

Learn to avoid back pain. In addition to correct posture and exercise, many other aspects of your daily life influence the health of your back. Some people simply need to improve the techniques they use to perform everyday activities—lifting heavy objects, playing sports, or even getting in and out of a chair, for instance. Other people will need to avoid certain activities altogether. Get advice from the experts.

If you have low back pain, find out why drugs should take a back seat to other types of low back pain treatment. This is especially true if your doctor subscribes to recommendations from the professional group discussed in the pages of the White Paper.

In the second section of the 2018 Back Pain and Osteoporosis White Paper, you'll get a thorough overview of osteoporosis, a common cause of hip and spine fractures.

Osteoporosis prevention relies on a three-pronged approach: Exercise, proper nutrition, and—when appropriate—medication. Get advice you can follow.

Each year, more than 300,000 Americans ages 65 and older are hospitalized after a hip fracture—a break in the top of the thighbone (the femur) below the hip joint—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn how you can regain your independence after a hip fracture. You'll also find out if it’s best to have surgery sooner rather than later.

Could an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract increase your risk for osteoporosis? Emerging findings suggest that healthy bones may be related to a healthy gut. Learn what the research says about the connection.

You'll also discover if following an anti-inflammatory diet will lower your risk of developing osteoporosis.

Preventing Future Falls. Along with bone-strengthening medications, preventing falls is a crucial component of fracture prevention in people with osteoporosis. Find out a number of steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of falling.

A key factor in falls is poor balance, which tends to become more and more of a problem as people age. Learn smart strategies to help keep you steady on your feet.

This is just some of what else you'll read:

  • Drugs to prevent and/or treat osteoporosis, updated for 2018
  • Although calcium is in the nutritional spotlight for its role in preventing osteoporosis, vitamin D also is essential. Learn about these and other nutrients provided by a well-rounded, healthy diet that play a role in building healthy bone.
  • What are the risk factors for osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures? Learn what to look for.

The 2018 Back Pain and Osteoporosis White Paper is designed to help you ensure the best outcome. Use what you learn to help you:

  • Recognize and respond to symptoms and changes as they occur.
  • Communicate effectively with your doctor, ask informed questions and understand the answers.
  • Make the most informed decisions, based on an understanding of the newest drugs, the latest surgical techniques, the most promising research.
  • Take control over your condition and act from knowledge, rather than fear.

In the 2018 Back Pain and Osteoporosis White Paper, you'll also find:

  • Can a chiropractor help tame your back pain? Experts help answer this question.
  • When to see a doctor about your neck pain. You should see a doctor if your neck pain follows a serious injury or is accompanied by the symptoms you'll read about in the White Paper.
  • A chart of commonly used drugs for relieving back pain updated for 2018.
  • Self-treatment. You can take the steps included in this year's White Paper to help you ease a backache.

PLUS, we've updated our popular "Ask the Doctor" columns with new questions to help you find the best treatments for your back pain or osteoporosis.

All this essential health information on back pain relief and osteoporosis is available to order right now, so you can use what you learn in your quest for better health and mobility.

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The 2018 Back Pain and Osteoporosis White Paper provides:

  • A thorough overview each condition, its causes and symptoms...
  • Treatment options, with expert recommendations...
  • Groundbreaking new research and a review of the latest studies...
  • A glossary of medical terms you need to understand...
  • Lists of health information organizations and support groups that specialize in the disorder...

... and much more.

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FREE Back Pain and Osteoporosis Health Tips:

Oh, My Aching Back

Pain-Free Daily Living:

  • 10 back-saving tips that can help minimize strain on your back as you go about your daily activities.
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    Strengthening muscles that support your lower back is an effective way to prevent low back pain and injury. Find the best water exercises for a healthy back.
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