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Osteoporosis Vertebral Fracture
I turn 17 next month and have severe idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis. I have been taking idrophos and calcium after a femur fracture 2 years back. I have lost height due to vertebral compression.
Can the height loss be reversed or corrected in any way?
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
Can a 31 year old male with osteoporosis do push ups and has metal bars from a L4 vertebrae fracture in his back ?
Depends: I would sure check with your personal physician. If you have had a fusion at L4 and it is well healed, there are not typically any restrictions with that. Push-ups can usually be done in patients with osteoporosis as well, as long as it is not too severe. Your doctor would know more about your individual case. ...Read more
Yes.: That is the most common cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible for osteoporosis or osteopenia to cause a compression fracture in the spinal vertebrae?
Osteoporosis test: It is a low radiation dose test (less than standard x-ray; also less expensive) that can assess people at risk for low energy spine fractures. The presence of such fractures puts one at risk for additional fractures; not all hurt at the time, so earlier detection may guide treatment. An osteoporosis specialist may use it. At 22, you most likely do not need it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Works - But: Because of its ability to decrease the risk of spine fractures in postmenopausal women, estrogen replacement therapy and et/ht has been used for osteoporosis. Recent studies show that hormone replacement is associated with an increase in breast cancer, stroke and heart attack. As a result, the fda now advises patients to consider other treatments first. ...Read more
Physio pressed on thoracic vertebral fracture causing immediate wheezing. Why would this cause this? (fracture not dx until later)
Hard to say: Wheezing is usually in some way related to reactive airway disease of one form or another. Pressure placed on the posterior aspect of the thorax could cause air to be expelled from the pulmonary cavity and could, in theory, make the wheezing more apparent. It is possible, especially if you have osteoporosis, that the fracture occurred at that moment as well. ...Read more
Pain, nerve problems: Many will become painless. But it is not rare to have some residual aching. It some cases, the pain will be severe (there may be instability or nerve pressure). A specialist should be seen if you have numbness, tingling, weakness, severe pain, deformity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more
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