The Long Road Back: Building Better Bones

By | April 15, 2014

In the end building better bones has more to do with the function of the osteoblasts pictured here than the simple chemistry of calcium and vitamin D.

In the end building better bones has more to do with the function of the osteoblasts pictured here than the simple chemistry of calcium and vitamin D.

One of the areas of preventative health care that I found the most disappointing in the treatment of my patients at Schlesinger Pain Centers is the attempt to stem the nationwide epidemic of osteoporosis, which is literally crippling America. In my opinion the reason for this is that most of the efforts have been directed at humeral factors or chemical processes, which for the most part merely effect the speed or the propensity for bone to be deposited or reabsorbed and have ignored the local stress and strain forces which cause each bone to have its characteristic shape and trabecular pattern. In the upcoming blogs we will look more closely at some of the pharmacological as well as some of the physical treatments for osteoporosis.


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