Helpful Information for Healthy Joints

Back Pain Relief

I received an email today from Johns Hopkins. I subscribe to a few of their Health eNewsletters.

This offer is very interesting to me, because I have been suffering from Back Pain recently!

I documented some of my issues on my Facebook Page, but mostly have not published what I have been going through since early November, 2009. My back pain issues started in 1993 with a herniated L-4/L-5 disc. Since then I have been fortunate to only face periodic relapses of the disc issues, but in November I felt the pain and found out I had a serious herniated disc at L-5/S-1, and mild extrusions at L-4/L-5 and L-3/L-4.

My reason for this Post is not to write about my travails, but to mention the new Whitepaper form Johns Hopkins Health.

Here is the information:

The Latest Back Pain Relief Strategies
Learn how to fight osteopenia and osteoporosis

Simeon Margolis, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Medical Editor, The Johns Hopkins White Papers

It’s the price we pay for evolution.

A lifetime of walking, standing, lifting, and twisting causes significant back pain in 80% of all adults. In fact, this pain sends more people to the doctor than any complaint except upper respiratory symptoms.

And, as our population continues to age, osteoporosis becomes an increasingly widespread problem.

In this White Paper report, the Johns Hopkins experts tackle back sprains, strains, and spasms; disk herniation; degenerative changes in the disks and spine; spinal stenosis; and osteoporosis, a common cause of spine and hip fractures.

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.

Click the link below and you’ll be redirected to the Johns Hopkins Health Alerts page for  The 2010 Back Pain and Osteoporosis White Paper:


January 10, 2010 Posted by | Johns Hopkins Health Alerts, Joint Care | , , , | Leave a comment

Johns Hopkins Health Alerts

I read an interesting article today from the Johns Hopkins Health Alerts from their Arthritis Section:

Do you suffer with dull, persistent joint pain that gets worse when you move? It may be due to Bursitis – a condition that produces some of the same symptoms as arthritis, but affects the tissues surrounding the joint, rather than the joint itself. Bursitis is an inflammation of one of the small fluid-filled sacs, or bursae, that act as cushions in areas of the body where muscles or tendons move over bones or other muscles. The bursae ………

( view balance of article here: )

Posted in Arthritis 9/7/2009

September 12, 2009 Posted by | Johns Hopkins Health Alerts, Joint Care | , , , , | 2 Comments