Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week is October 12th to the 20th.
1 out of 2 Americans over the age of 18 are affected by a musculoskeletal disorder. The musculoskeletal system provides the body with form, support, stability, and movement. It is made up of the bones and joints of the skeleton as well as so much more. Common musculoskeletal disorders include back pain, arthritis, traumatic injuries, osteoporosis, spinal deformity, and childhood conditions to name a few. If you don’t keep your bones healthy, they can become weak and even break. Musculoskeletal conditions can lead to significant disability. Bone and joint conditions are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability worldwide affecting hundreds of millions of people. They are also the leading cause of escalating healthcare costs. As the population ages, the problem grows. This week is focused on education and prevention bone and joint diseases. Bone health is extremely important. Bones protect your brain, heart, and other important organs from injury. They also store nutrients like calcium, which help keep our bones strong, and then release them into the body when you need them for other uses. CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas knows just how important bone health is. The health of our bones is instrumental to our health and longevity in general. Your bones are continuously changing.