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'wedging of L2 to L5 vertebral body noted. Osteoporosis noted involving lumber vertebral bodies.' what does this mean? This is result noted in x-ray.

'wedging of L2 to L5 vertebral body noted. Osteoporosis noted involving lumber vertebral bodies.' what does this mean? This is result noted in x-ray.

Incorrect diagnosis: Osteoporosis can not be diagnosed on an xray. Unless: you have a low-energy fracture (utilizing who definition). However, this requires clinical history. Bone "density" is affected by xray technique and body mass. So do not lend much credence to the diagnosis. Wedging possibly scheuermann's disease vs. Osteomalacia from prednisone/uc/malabsorption. Dexa best test for bone density. Endocrine eval. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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


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I am 16 years old,have severe osteoporosis & lost a couple inches of height due to vertebral compression. Can this be corrected? What is the prognosis

I am 16 years old,have severe osteoporosis & lost a couple inches of height due to vertebral compression. Can this be corrected? What is the prognosis

Many causes of osteo: There are many causes of osteoporosis.it is important that you see in endocrinologist. There are many causes in diseases that may produce osteoporosis at your age. Prevent further harm to your body you need to consult as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can you replace a dissing your back and replace a vertebrae in your neck if you have osteoporosis ?

Can you replace a dissing your back and replace a vertebrae in your neck if you have osteoporosis
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Yes and no: Yes, you can replace a disc in your neck and a vertebrae in your back is the simple answer to your question. That being said, those are surgical procedures that are not traditionally done for osteoporosis. I would encourage you to be seen by a reputable spine surgeon who can discuss the operative and nonoperative options in your case. ...Read more

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My father is 65, has been diagnosed with plasmacytoma in L4 of his vertebral column through an mri. Other finding is osteoporosis. How risky is it?

My father is 65, has been diagnosed with plasmacytoma in L4 of his vertebral column through an mri.
Other finding is osteoporosis. How risky is it?

It is a cancer: Plasmacytoma is a localized form of myeloma a cancer of the plasma cells. Most such patients ultimately develop generalized myeloma. But not all of them . There is fairly long survival possibilities with this condition when treated by an expert hematologist. ...Read more

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Can a 31 year old male with osteoporosis do push ups and has metal bars from a L4 vertebrae fracture in his back ?

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

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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?

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?

Problems: I am sorry to hear of your issues. At your age height loss might be correctable but you had best hurry to an orthopedic surgeon. If the surgeon has already told you that improvement on your back is unlikely, please get one more opinion. Keep me posted please. ...Read more

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