Frailty is becoming a major concern of physicians treating the elderly. Discover some of the components of frailty that gerontologists are studying in this guest post provided by Laurie G. Jacobs, MD of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
MRIs not helpful in understanding low back pain & sciatica
Dutch researchers took MRI's of people with sciatica and compared them with MRI's taken one year later. Patients who had had surgery were less likely to have a bulging disc one year post-op. But what did that mean?
Vertebral compression fractures from osteoporotic bones affect more than half a million Americans each year. Other fractures occur from trauma or cancers spreading to the spine. Learn the risks and treatment strategies.
Altered Gait and Early Cognitive Impairment Symptoms
Emerging research shows that changes in walking patterns can be early warning signs of dementia. But can someone with altered gait be retrained to walk with ease, elegance and balance, thus preventing cognitive decline?