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Osteoporosis And Sudden Severe Pain
Not likely: Osteoporosis only causes pain in the case of fracture, which in people with severe osteoporosis can happen with minimal trauma. However, the relationship of the trauma to the fracture, and hence the pain is pretty much immediate. In people with cancers that metastasize to bone, fractures can occur without trauma. See your doctor for an evaluation asap, and talk about taking vitamin d and calcium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more
Dr says my 67y mother should take some type of injection to relief her severe pain due to osteoporosis. Is it safe?
Not enough info: Without knowing the name of the medication, it's impossible to comment on its safety or efficacy. In general however, i would assume that if her doctor is recommending it, it is probably safe. I don't think her doctor would suggest something that would be harmful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have osteoporosis. My dr. Prescribed Nortrptaline and Tramadol as I did not want narcotic pain meds. I've been experiencing rigidity, terrible headache and severe pain. I had already been on Effexor and another antidepressant. She told me these sympt
Concerned: mixing several types of antidepressants with TCA ( nortriptalime) has potential for some serous side effects. If pain and headache started soon after you took new medicine I would stop it and see a doctor or ER. Make sure to bring all of your meds so they can check for interactions. ...Read more
Can severe osteoporosis in the neck cause the discs to collapse and make you lose height? And cause horrendous pain?
If you cannot feel osteoporosis in the spine, what else could it be? I have pain in my neck, and spine, and I have severe osteoporosis?
I have been told I have osteoporosis of the hip and spine. Does this also cause severe rib pain around both ribs?
Yes: Osteoporosis is a systemic disease and you do not just have it in your hip and spine. Those locations, and the wrist, have been used for imaging and quantifying the severity of your disease but you have it throughout your body. Ribs can fracture and bruise more easily in osteoporosis and weak bones hurt in general. Osteoporosis is a painful disease and you need to treat it with calcium, vit d, mg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The risk of osteoporosis is fracture. There is loss of bone density, impairment of bone integrity and strength. Loss of structural support and thus risk of fracture. People with both osteoporosis and osteopenia can fracture, but those with osteoporosis have a great risk since their bones are weaker. The joint pain would occur depending on the location of the fracture in a joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any medical reason why a doctor would not treat bone pain that has rapidly become severe osteoporosis?
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