Originally Posted by 77pip77
. Well help me out here. Most findings of bones say that all our bones in our bodies regenerate. Im not sure if its two years or longer for our bones to regenerate to completeley new bones. So if this is the case why can,t our conditions be helped to be cured. .
I'm sorry to hear you have so much pain.
I would guess arthritis may also be why your neck hurts so may want an X-ray of that.
That's true, bone cells do keep replaceing themselves.
However arthritis has nothing what so ever to do with your bones growing or not growing.
Arthritis is NOT a bone disease.
There are over 100 types of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a disease of the cartilidge that cushions the bone at the joints. Without this cushion our bones at that joint clink very painfully together and even get misalign.
In an accident involving a young person this cartilidge can get broken. The surgen will actually operate to remove the broken cartilidge, knowing the body will grow new cartilidge AS LONG AS THE PERSON DOES NOT YET HAVE OSTEOARTHRITIS.
Cartilidge actually does replace itself as it wears over time, but it stops replacing itself when the disease called osteoarthritis hits.
I know because I actually had that cartilidge removal surgery in 1979 and all the cartilidge did grow back. Knee worked fine again. Even had proof in the form of X-rays to show the cartilidge all replaced.
20 years later my osteoarthritis vaugely began to appeared in many of my joints and so now the cartlidge no longer replaces itself as wears itself down from the daily movement of the joints. ( My osteoarthritis has progressed as we added add another 10 years on top of that 20 years. I'm 61½ and now my arthritis is problematic most days)
No one really knows why we get this disease called arthritis but is most definataly a genetic based disease. Scientist are currently studying Stem Cell's in hopes of figureing out how to encourage our bodies keep replacing this cartlidige.
(I believe it's British scientists I read about that are very enthused about stem cells curing this after studies are complete.. in maybe as little as only 5 years from now. I'm not sure where I read that, but I did read about it.)
But that is for osteoarthritis, which is only one form of the disease referred to as arthritis.
I think you've confused osteoarthritis with osteoporosis.
Short and very condensed explaination...
As a child ..bone form plates and grow.. as height is added certain bone cells add new bone fast and other cells tear down old bone. As a result our bones get longer and we get taller.
For the average human the tallest they will ever become is reached at aprox age 30. At that point the body automatically slows down the builder cells, since only replacement is needed instead of more height. However it does not slow down the cells that tear down old bone, since they were working slower in the first place.
Osteoporosis occurs when the cells that build bone work a LOT slower than the cells that tear down old bone. As a result bone DENSITY is lost. That is osteoporosis..not arthritis.