The neck bones are a continuation of the spine. The top seven vertebrae are called cervical or neck vertebrae. The seventh one makes the prominent bump that you can feel where your back joins your neck. The upper-most vertebrae, the Atlas, holds up the skull. The second vertebrae, the Axis, has a vertical peg around which the head turns. The entire neck is more flexible than the back. It bears less weight but also is less well protected by thick muscles. The disc spaces in the neck can get narrow, bony spurs can form, and nerves can get caught and compressed, just as in the low back. Arthritis such as spondylitis or rheumatoid arthritis can affect the neck, and rheumatoid arthritis is particularly likely to affect the top two vertebrae, allowing the head to slip forward and backward. (more…)
Osteoporosis is a disease of decreased bone density. Bones become thin, weak, fragile, and may break easily. This diseases strikes more on women and older people. But people of any age or gender still has the risk of osteoporosis.
According to healthday, The National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the United States recommends the following steps to prevent osteoporosis: (more…)
Health Tips – Want strong bones? Try the recommended way of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, by consuming a variety of vegetables and fruits that has a red and orange color. This group of fruits and vegetables contains bone protective pigment called carotenoids.
Lycopene is also contained in the carotenoid, which canprevent the thinning by counteracting harmful substances that can damage bone. (more…)Recent search: fruits and vegetables give me strong bones
If you’ve been searching the internet you’ve probably come across tons of height increase programs, pills, supplements and gimmicks that promise to help you get taller. If you wanted to, you could literally spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars trying to learn the secret to growth. (more…)
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia CML~What is CML? Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a slow growing cancer in which the bone marrow – the soft, spongy tissue in the center of bones – makes too many white blood cells. This type of leukemia is also called chronic myelogenous leukemia, chronic myelocytic leukemia, or chronic granulocytic leukemia. (more…)