A member asked:

Hi dear, my mother aged 56 years had d12 anterior wedge compression 8 months ago and now is completely on bed . also scans show low bone density and small oestophytes are seen. kindly suggest s pain is serve?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Alvin Lin answered

Osteoporosis: There are 2 definitions: Tscore less than -2.5 by DXA scan or osteoporotic fracture such as your mom sustained. Bed rest is a bad idea as it leads to muscular atrophy & functional debility. Interventional radiologists, orthopedists & neurosurgeons can perform kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty to manage pain & prevent worsening compression. Nasal calcitonin has also been used to reduced pain.

Answered 3/10/2015


Dr. Paul Velt answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

Vertebroplasty: If the pain is from the compressed vertebra, then Vertebroplasty where cement is introduced into the fractured vertebra to stabilize it. It has been very successful in relieving pain. Osteoporosis can be treated with any number of medication .

Answered 3/11/2015



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