Osteoporosis affects millions of Americans each year. It is characterized by low bone mass density that can lead to compression fractures of the lumbar spine (low back) and thoracic spine (mid-back). If you suffer from Osteoporosis and think you may have suffered a compression fracture of your spine, here are 2 simple at-home tests you can try. Remember to always talk to your doctor about your overall health. These tests are not to be used to diagnose, but rather to educate you on the possibilities.
Additional Osteoporosis information
If you have been given a diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis, then you know about the value of strengthening exercises. In addition to strength-building exercises, you also need to be careful to avoid spine-stressing movements and make sure your micro-nutrients are at the correct levels. Not only do you need to work on upper and lower body strength, but you also need to improve your balance and reduce the stresses on your spine.