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Osteoporosis In The Spine
No: There are many factors that influence the way osteoporosis presents. The severity of the bone loss, the location, the condition of ancillary support structures, therapies that are being used, activity type and level, genetics, other medical conditions - to name a few. How the hump appears is quite variable and not particularly predictable. It can be observed in both men and women. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 believe i can feel my severe osteoporosis in my spine, my doctor says you cannot feel osteoporosis, which is true?
I have a sharp pain in my thigh. I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis of lumber spine. What is the treatment?
My mother has been suffering from neck pains which comes and goes and causes discomfort she also has osteoporosis in her spine is this related?
Neck pain in elder: Osteoporosis is not painful. Fractures related to it are, however. Neck pain is more likely arthritic. If mom has kyphosis (stooped back) then this could aggravate neck pain by causing her to hyperextend her neck. If tyelnol, rest, heat/ice don't suffice, it may be worthwhile to see a doctor. Physical therapy would be the most likely treatment if nothing else is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OP mortality: 859000 medicare patients at least 65 included in this review. 4 year survival after fracture 50% without surgery (kyphoplasty or vetebroplasty). With surgery, 24-44% lower mortality over 4 years. Secondary causes of death more likely. Only 28% in one study died as a direct result of fracture. Lung, stroke, etc more likely. Journal of bone and mineral research, vol. 26, no. 7, july 2011. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone density test shows osteoporosis of the spine & hip, hip:-3.03, spine:-3.58 what is the recommended treatment?
Osteoporosis: Sir you have osteoporosis and it may be a bad case. You should discuss this with your doctor at once and obtain medical treatment. Exercise, calcium, and vitamin d are going to be insufficient. You will likely need a bisphosphonate like alendronate, pamidronate, or zoledronic acid. ...Read more
What is a significant change in t/z scores for osteoporosis? My spine is -8.6% worse... Is that a lot for 1 year? Femurs change are -0.007% and -0.5%.
High variability: A significant problem with dexa scans is the variability both between different machines and within the same center. The reported variability using the same machine on two different days is about 4%. If one tries to compare two different machines (and operators), the variability can be as high as 10-15%. It looks like your spine may be worse, but the femur is unchanged. ...Read more
I have osteoporosis of the lower spine I have bad reaction to actonal I excersice daily what else can I do?
OTHER OPTIONS: There are other options for osteoporosis besides drugs like actonel. You must continue to exercise! you must continue calcium and vitamin d and have one of your physicians check a vitamin d level to make sure you dont need high dose vitamin d. Drugs such as Evista and Miacalcin are other treatment options. We have a new drug taken twice a year by injection called Prolia that is not like actonel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have lengthily spinal fusion, now told osteoporosis, some hardware moving. Spine surgeon wants me on forteo, am concerned, next fusion to base c/spin?
I understand: i understand your concern. Forteo is a good drugs but not without possible serious side effects. Would your doctor consider a biphosphonate? ...Read more
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