Forgot your password?

How to Deal with Degenerative Bone Disorders

By Edited Oct 27, 2013 2 1

Degenerative bone disorders are likely to plague you as you grow older. But with the right prevention, management techniques, and medical care at you disposal, you should be able to delay bone degeneration with minimal pain. Read on about how simple exercises and a reputable online pharmacy can help you achieve this.

If there is one thing more threatening in old age than heart failure and diabetes, it is a degenerative disease. More specifically, it is a degenerative bone disorder. But contrary to popular belief, degeneration does not start at 70 or 80 when most people will welcome a chance to lie down and rest. Degeneration is actually a gradual process that is speed up by daily activities, bad health habits, and injuries. One of the most common and reported cases of degeneration is the degenerative disc disease.

A common musculo-skeletal disorder that cause chronic pain, degenerative disc disease is actually an ordinary occurrence especially among people aged 30 to 50 years old. It is estimated that 30% of the members of this age group are likely to develop some form of lumbar degenerative disc disease due to the occasional wear and tear and the natural tendency of the lumbar disc to lose flexibility and elasticity. The degeneration of the lumbar discs are even expected as a person ages that having the disease at 60 is not an exception but rather the norm.

The Problem

To the uninitiated, the spine may appear to be one chain comprised of bones linked together. However, the spine is not linked bone-to-bone as some people may assume. If that's the case, then simple movements like nodding, turning one's head, or bending over will be completely impossible. The vertebrae in the spine are linked together by joints, ligaments, nerves, and most importantly discs made soft cartilage.

The Solution

These discs are located in-between the vertebrae and act as a sort of cushion and shock absorbers. They also lubricate the joints and bones to make movement easier and more efficient. However, despite the roles they play, these discs are not exempt from injuries and an disc injury can be so painful to the point of being debilitating. But as one grows old or suffers from injuries, these bones and cartilage grow smaller, lose mass, and eventually disappear. To prevent this from happening, here are a few useful tips:

  • Get lots of rest.

    The discs bear the brunt of any movement or action done by the back muscles. As such, it is important to rest after walking all day or working. Doing so alleviates the stress and tension on the spine and reduces risks of injuries to the discs. If you have a hurt back, resting for a couple of days can make the pain go away.

  • Take doctor-prescribed medications.

    If your back and spine have started to ache, it is important that you consult a doctor for possible use of pain medications. There are lot of pain medications available in any reputable online pharmacy so you can be sure to find one that is suitable for your condition.

  • Go for regular exercises and physical activity.
Some exercises like walking, jogging, swimming, and bicycling are good for restoring the strength of your spine. Aside from strengthening your muscles, these exercises can also improve your flexibility; making spinal movements easier.


Sep 29, 2009 11:19am
Very well documented information on degenerative bone disorders and the prevention tips. Well composed with lots of tips. TX Thumbs up!
Add a new comment - No HTML
You must be logged in and verified to post a comment. Please log in or sign up to comment.

Explore InfoBarrel

Auto Business & Money Entertainment Environment Health History Home & Garden InfoBarrel University Lifestyle Sports Technology Travel & Places
© Copyright 2008 - 2016 by Hinzie Media Inc. Terms of Service Privacy Policy XML Sitemap

Follow IB Health