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Episode 3: Osteoporosis & back pain | The Better Ageing Podcast

August 13, 2019 New Tricks Co Episode 3
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Episode 3: Osteoporosis & back pain | The Better Ageing Podcast
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Episode 3: Osteoporosis & back pain | The Better Ageing Podcast
Aug 13, 2019 Episode 3
New Tricks Co

It's the third episode of The Better Ageing Podcast. In this episode, experts Jason Lee (physiotherapist) and Dr Jane Fyfield (geriatrician) discuss osteoporosis and back pain with host, Jonathan Reece. Listen in as the pair provide simple, real-world advice that you can easily follow and share with those that you care for. 

Show notes/ topics covered:

1:38 - Welcome 
3:40 - What is osteoporosis and osteopenia? 
5:07 - Warning signs and how to identify early 
5:45 - Dexa scans 
7:20 - What age for regular scans 
8:58 - Diet for osteoporosis and weight bearing exercise 
9:28 - Weight bearing exercise is the key 
10:55 - Improving bone density 
12:53 - Fractures 
14:37 - Getting enough calcium from non-dairy sources 
16:05 - Back pain basics 
17:44 - Pain assessment 
18:18 - What aggravates and what eases back pain 
19:40 - Sciatica 
20:58 - What to do in the acute pain phase 
21:48 - Hot or cold? 
22:36 - Preventing recurrence in the long term
24:09 - Audience question: dementia 
26:25 - Closing story

Show Notes

It's the third episode of The Better Ageing Podcast. In this episode, experts Jason Lee (physiotherapist) and Dr Jane Fyfield (geriatrician) discuss osteoporosis and back pain with host, Jonathan Reece. Listen in as the pair provide simple, real-world advice that you can easily follow and share with those that you care for. 

Show notes/ topics covered:

1:38 - Welcome 
3:40 - What is osteoporosis and osteopenia? 
5:07 - Warning signs and how to identify early 
5:45 - Dexa scans 
7:20 - What age for regular scans 
8:58 - Diet for osteoporosis and weight bearing exercise 
9:28 - Weight bearing exercise is the key 
10:55 - Improving bone density 
12:53 - Fractures 
14:37 - Getting enough calcium from non-dairy sources 
16:05 - Back pain basics 
17:44 - Pain assessment 
18:18 - What aggravates and what eases back pain 
19:40 - Sciatica 
20:58 - What to do in the acute pain phase 
21:48 - Hot or cold? 
22:36 - Preventing recurrence in the long term
24:09 - Audience question: dementia 
26:25 - Closing story