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A 35-year-old female asked:

I've broken about 20 bones, some were stress fractures. i have adult onset scoliosis and bone spurs in my spine. i'm 35. is this normal for my age?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Unless you engage in really risky behavior like jumping out of airplanes or other activities that put your bones at risk, it would not be normal for you to have so many fractures. As far as the scoliosis, there are different types and causes. I noticed that you are in west orange, nj. There is an excellent rehabilitation facility there called kessler. I am sure you can get some answers there.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
No: Unless the broken bones were a result of traumatic injuries with plausible mechanisms i'd get checked out.
Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Osteomalacia: It sounds like you should be checked out for a possible diagnosis of osteomalacia. An endocrinologist is your best option to investigate this.

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