Author Archives: Mark Bromson, M.D.

Got Muscle Knots? New Procedure Releases Them

Spring is here and you’re eager to get back to exercising outside.  Whether its running, bicycling, shooting hoops in your driveway, or just talking long walks, your muscles and bones will benefit.  Muscle tightness, though, can derail your best exercise efforts and sideline you if you’re not careful.  But, now there’s a new procedure that […]

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Your SmartPhone Could Change This Part of Your Brain

If you’re like me, you spend a LOT of time on your SmartPhone.  But you and I aren’t unique.  Look around you.  Everywhere you go, you’ll see almost everyone on their SmartPhone.  They’re either texting someone, talking to someone, using an APP, or looking up something or other.  We’ve become addicted to our SmartPhones and […]

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The Right Sleep Positions for Aches and Pains

If you’ve ever pulled a muscle, pinched a nerve, or, worse, injured a disk in your back, neck or shoulder, you know how painful these conditions can be.  You also know how uncomfortable it can be to try to sleep with these conditions.  The biggest complaint of my patients that have these injuries is not […]

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Why Your Dentist Needs to Know About Your Bone Scan

I have many postmenopausal women as patients.  I usually see them when they’ve broken a bone or have been referred to me for bone density studies.  Bone density studies show how bones are doing particularly after menopause when hormone changes can weaken bones.  Recent research, though, has shown that a bone density study may also […]

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Are Your Bones Getting Enough of this Crucial Cell Salt?

Health researchers (as well as your mom) have been telling you for years that you need to eat more fruits and vegetables for good health.  Seems we’re always hearing something new about their many health benefits.  And, now, I’ve got yet another reason for you to eat more fruits and vegetables, especially if you’re over […]

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Scientists: Human Bones Are Weakening from Inactivity

When our ancestors invented farming, they didn’t realize that doing so would eventually put future generations of humans at high risk for weakened bones.  Health researchers warn that today’s modern technology is pushing us even faster toward this outcome.  Read on to learn why and what you can do to counter technology’s effect on your […]

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Calcium and Collagen: The Dynamic Duo That Prevents Bone Loss

As an orthopedist, I always make sure my older patients are getting enough calcium and Vitamin D to protect against bone loss and osteoporosis.  Post-menopausal women are at highest risk for osteoporosis.  Recently, though, researchers out of Florida State University have added another nutrient which helps prevents bone loss even better.  Let me tell you […]

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Post Menopause? You’re At Higher Risk for This Spine Condition

Do you remember getting scoliosis exams as a kid? I wish I could tell you that, as an adult, you’ve grown out of the risk of developing scoliosis.  Unfortunately, though, nothing could be further from the facts.  The truth is, after menopause, older women are especially prone to getting scoliosis.  Let me tell you why… […]

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Heel Spurs: Prevent Pain and Stay Active

I can’t tell you how many times patients hobble into my office complaining of a stabbing, miserable pain in their heel.  Maybe you’re experiencing the same.  When you get out of bed in the morning, the pain zings like an arrow through your heel.  It can even knock you off your balance.  The rest of […]

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This Power Veggie Boosts Bone Strength and More

I’m always excited when I come across something natural that helps promote good bone health.  And when it also helps other aspects of your health, that’s even better.  That’s how I feel about what I’ve learned about a certain common vegetable that I hadn’t paid much attention to before.  I had no idea it was […]

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Arthritis Rare in Maori Culture – They Eat This Every Day!

Fall’s here and so is the colder, damper weather.  For my patients and readers with arthritis that means increased joint aches and pains.  It also often means the inability to stay as active as you’d like too.  That’s why I want to tell you about a tiny seafood that’s research proven to knock out arthritis […]

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The Link Between Kidney Stones and Bone Fractures

If you’re like many of my patients, you may have experienced a kidney stone.  If so, you know the pain nightmare that they can bring trying to pass them.  But, as if that weren’t enough, those kidney stones could be warning you of another possible problem in the future – especially if you’re a woman […]

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