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Primary osteoporosis revisited

August 15, 2014

Osteoporosis is a prevalent problem in industrialized society. It is suggested that attempts to limit the development of this condition should constitute a routine health promotion and disease prevention measure in chiopractic clinical care. This paper reviews contemporary trends in the minimization and control of osteopenia as a means of preventing clinically detectable osteoporosis. Modes

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Developing a community-based educational program for older persons

July 02, 2014

Chiropractic pedagogy is recognizing the importance of community-based education. This article describes the manner in which a series of community-based presentations were developed, specifically targeting the elderly. With support from both the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ontario Chiropractic Association, presentations were developed that primarily addressed the three areas of greatest concern to older

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Conservative management of a lumbar compression fracture in an osteoporotic patient: a case report

June 03, 2014

Objective: To chronicle the conservative treatment and management of an osteoporotic patient presenting with acute back pain resulting from a lumbar compression fracture. Clinical features: A 74-year old male presented with acute back pain in the thoracolumbar region after an episode of lifting. Radiographic evaluation revealed generalized demineralization and a moderate wedge compression fracture at

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Sternal insufficiency fracture related to steroid-induced osteoporosis: A case report

May 21, 2014

Osteoporosis often results in fractures, deformity and disability. A rare but potentially challenging complication of osteoporosis is a sternal insufficiency fracture. This case report details a steroid-induced osteoporotic male who suffered a sternal insufficiency fracture after minimal trauma. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate management resulted in favourable outcome for the fracture, though a sequalae involving a

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Transient osteoporosis of the hip: A case report

May 08, 2014

We report a case of transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH) in a 59-year-old man including the clinical presentation, diagnostic studies, management and clinical progress. TOH is a rare self-limiting condition that typically affects middle-aged men or, less frequently, women in the third trimester of pregnancy. Affected individuals present clinically with acute hip pain, limping

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