The Difference Between Osteoporosis And Osteoarthritis
Q: It is actually osteoarthritis that I have been diagnosed in the lumbar spine area. What’s the difference between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis?
A: Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory and painful condition that may be found in people with osteoporosis (thinning of the bones), which is not painful unless fractures occur. In the Save Our Bones Program I explain that osteoporosis is caused by a biochemical imbalance that the body is trying to correct (it has to do with the pH balance).
In some cases, typically when the acid pH is excessive, acid residue accumulates in the connective tissues resulting in osteoarthritis.