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At Tulsa Pain Doctor, the components of our wellness program assist our patients in developing a healthy quality of life and hopefully, eliminate the need for invasive spine and neck surgery. We always encourage our patients to have a healthy diet, participate in regular exercise programs, use personal hygiene, keep a clean environment at the home and office, and of course the cessation of smoking. We want you to be well overall and we care about all of our patients on an individual basis.

The spine is one of the most complex and important systems in the human body. The medical treatment of spinal injuries and diseases requires an equally intricate knowledge of several disciplines, including orthopedics, neurology, chiropractic, vascular, and others. To offer the best possible level of spine care for our patients, Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. has developed a unique center of excellence totally and absolutely dedicated to the treatment of the spine and all matters of Tulsa Pain Doctor. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. is a spine specialists that can focus on prevention, restoration of function, reduction in pain, and control of costs in developing any treatment for back pain. Education, exercise, medication, ultrasound, heat, massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic therapies are often applied as nonsurgical options to relieving spine pain. If nonsurgical approaches are not effective, Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. is able to offer the latest advancements in state-of-the-art Tulsa Pain Doctor procedures.

The spinal cord connects the brain to the peripheral nervous system and functions as the body’s main information highway as it runs through each vertebra. Muscles and ligaments connected to the spine, providing vital support, stability, and strength. Additionally, the vertebral column houses small joints called facet joints which enable movement. While facet joints allow spinal rotation, these joints are a target for arthritis and neck and lower back pain. Located between each vertebra are flat, round intervertebral disks that provide flexibility and strength and enable movement while strengthening the spine. Intervetebral disks act as a spinal shock absorber. Should these intervertebral disks become damaged, serious injuries can occur. When you visit the website of Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O., it will address the most common types of injuries, other medical conditions and related symptoms and treatment options. Tulsa Pain Doctor and Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. works with each individual patient to effectively diagnose the problem and the best course of treatment. For additional information regarding back and spinal conditions, contact the experts at 539-664-4448.

We always encourage the overall wellness of our patients in their lifestyles. Wellness encourages the healthy balance of the mind, body, and spirit to achieve overall well-being. Essentially, a wellness program involves living your life to the best of your ability, both now and down the road. Research suggests that a wellness program may impart significant benefits for neck, back, and spine treatment. An effective wellness program increases energy and vitality, encouraging better health-related choices. At Tulsa Pain Doctor, the components of our wellness program assist our patients in developing a healthy quality of life and hopefully, eliminate the need for invasive spine and neck surgery. We always encourage our patients to have a healthy diet, participate in regular exercise programs, use personal hygiene, keep a clean environment at the home and office, and of course the cessation of smoking. We want you to be well overall and we care about all of our patients on an individual basis.

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Osteoporosis is a bone condition characterized by decreased bone mass and the subsequent deterioration of bone tissue. Osteoporosis is a bone condition characterized by decreased bone mass and the subsequent deterioration of bone tissue. Often called “the silent disease”, this progressive condition causes bones to become more porous, thin and brittle, thus more susceptible to fracture. The spine can be particularly vulnerable – vertebral compression fractures may occur in those whose osteoporosis has reached the advanced stage.

Men, women and in rare cases even children can develop osteoporosis; however, the condition is most prevalent in older adults. An estimated 44% of Americans over age 50 – some 44 million people – have been diagnosed with the condition or identified at increased risk for osteoporosis due to low bone mass. Of those diagnosed with osteoporosis, 80% are women. The exact cause of osteoporosis is unknown; however, there are a number of established risk factors. Age, nutrition, lifestyle and genetics, as well as certain medical conditions and medications, can all play a part.

During childhood and early adulthood, the body creates new bone faster than it can absorb existing bone, a process that starts to reverse around age 30. Bone loss in women speeds up when the production of estrogen slows down, usually between the ages of 45-55. Likewise, men begin to experience bone loss as their production of testosterone declines, generally around age 45-50. One of the reasons women are more likely to develop osteoporosis, and develop it earlier, is that their bones are typically smaller and lighter than men’s, so there is less bone mass to begin with. People who do not achieve ideal bone thickness when they are young also are more likely to develop the condition.

Bone strength is a product of both bone mass and density. Bone density depends, in part, on the amount of calcium, phosphorus and other minerals the bone contains. Bones deficient in these minerals tend to be weaker with less internal supporting structure, which makes them more porous and fragile. Excessive dieting or eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, may contribute to bone loss. Studies have shown that cola drinks, which contain phosphoric acid, also may interfere with bones’ ability to absorb calcium.

People who get little or no exercise are at risk for developing osteoporosis. Weight bearing exercises, such as walking, jogging and weight lifting, work muscles and bones against gravity, which helps maintain their strength and density. Smoking increases the loss of bone density, and heavy alcohol consumption may inhibit bone formation. People who have a parent or sibling with osteoporosis have a 60% to 80% chance of developing the condition, as well. People of Asian or European descent are those most likely to develop osteoporosis; people of African descent the least likely. Small-framed, thin people also are at greater risk. Smaller bones mean less bone mass. And thin people have less body fat – fat cells produce estrogen, which can help prevent bone loss in women after menopause.