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Can any vitamins or medicines strengthen my back ?

I am 20 years old 6 foot 3 170 pounds athletic build ..every step I take my hip clicks/crunches on the right side, when I was 16 I busted my back lifting a heavy skid working retail ever since if I spend more than 10 seconds leaned over I get back up with slowness and difficulty...I have no pain in the hip as it clicks although it gives me a very weird discomforting feeling. I am a security guard so a lot of walking is a part of my life, I was thinking if this keeps going on, eventually where that is happening the cartilage I got there is going to rub out and cause some serious problems? I am clueless.. any advice? whats the best vitamin to take to increase strength of bones/ increase cartilage mass other than the common known ailments? I am looking for something natural? And would Arthri D do anything for me? THANKS!
Fri, 20 Jan 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
you need to see to expert as there is a possibility of snapping synd and get the MRI done to locate exactly the problem it will make clear to find the problem
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Hi, As even you are aware, the compalints are related to excessive wear and tear of Musculo-Skeleton system.
Here more than vitamins, you need to be causious about your diet, like good protein, high calcium and fibrous food.
The vitamins and minerals are essential, but they act along with the food ingredients better.
Glucosamin HCL, Vit.D-3, Calcium, Silicon, Boron and Vit. B-12 are mostly you need in RDA.
Instead of heavy exrcise, you prefer basic strechings of muscles and joints
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