Treating Osteoporosis

Posted by heritage1955 @heritage1955, Apr 1, 2016

Hi. I’m new to the site and am interested in treating osteoperosis. I’m 39 yo and recently had a bone density that showed I’m at -2.4. So, going through the intial “I can’t believe it” stuff. ­čÖé

The compression fractures are due to osteoporosis.

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@cynthia1

Is there a spinal fusion procedure that would work w/ compression fractures of thoracic spine?

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Hello @cynthia1.

I would like to bring @suee, @amy75, and @grammyx4 in to the conversation as they have spoke about spinal fusions in the past and may be able to offer more information on if a spinal fusion procedure would work for a compression fracture.

@cynthia, when you first mentioned this procedure you were unsure of the name of the technique. Did you learn the name of this procedure from your physician? Is this a surgery that has been recommended to you?

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I haven’t yet talked to my MD about it; I head about it from a neighbor who just had a success w/the procedure this wk though her spinal problem is different from mine. When I called the dr’s office, I was told he does see patients w/osteoporosis, but my appt isn’t until Apr. I just wondered if anyone knew anything about the possibilities w/my challenge.

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@cynthia1

I haven’t yet talked to my MD about it; I head about it from a neighbor who just had a success w/the procedure this wk though her spinal problem is different from mine. When I called the dr’s office, I was told he does see patients w/osteoporosis, but my appt isn’t until Apr. I just wondered if anyone knew anything about the possibilities w/my challenge.

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Thank you for the extra information @cynthia1. I am glad to hear that you do have an appointment, even though April can seem like a long time to wait. I have tagged other members who have had a spinal fusion, hopefully they can add some incite in to the question that you are seeking an answer to.

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Thank you, Justin, for your effort!

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Hi Cynthia, I had a spinal disk fusion in my lower back due to degenerative arthritis in the disk. My surgery was a total success, the surgeons attached a “cage” to my spine with rods and screws to help support the fusion. I no longer have back pain, but I did suffer spontaneous fractures due to osteoporosis in my pelvic area this last July. I was told by my orthopedic surgeon that there was nothing to be done for them, that they would have to heal on their own. I did however, have a steroid injection in my saccarilyic joint to help relieve some of the pain. That was a Godsend as I was having to walk with a walker. And I’m a young 61 year old!!! I hope that you find relief for your pain, finding the right doctor and team is essential. Good luck and prayers for you!

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@ryan_zadeh

There is a new tool based on advanced techniques that you can give your symptoms and it would give you matched diseases.

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The URL have been removed until further investigation and evaluation.

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THE ABOVE MENTIONED WEBSITE LOOKS LIKE A PROMO FOR AN ANONYMOUS WEB SITE BASED IN PROVO, UTAH. The contributor has no other postings on Mayo Connect. Keep an eye on your junk folder.

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@ryan_zadeh

There is a new tool based on advanced techniques that you can give your symptoms and it would give you matched diseases.

**Moderator’s note**
The URL have been removed until further investigation and evaluation.

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@predictable I agree, I checked the website also and it did not seem to be what I expected.

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@grammyx4

Hi Cynthia, I had a spinal disk fusion in my lower back due to degenerative arthritis in the disk. My surgery was a total success, the surgeons attached a “cage” to my spine with rods and screws to help support the fusion. I no longer have back pain, but I did suffer spontaneous fractures due to osteoporosis in my pelvic area this last July. I was told by my orthopedic surgeon that there was nothing to be done for them, that they would have to heal on their own. I did however, have a steroid injection in my saccarilyic joint to help relieve some of the pain. That was a Godsend as I was having to walk with a walker. And I’m a young 61 year old!!! I hope that you find relief for your pain, finding the right doctor and team is essential. Good luck and prayers for you!

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Thank you for your response, Grammy. More to investigate, thanks to you!

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@ryan_zadeh

There is a new tool based on advanced techniques that you can give your symptoms and it would give you matched diseases.

**Moderator’s note**
The URL have been removed until further investigation and evaluation.

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Hi @predictable and @hopeful33250. Thank you for your evaluation of the above symptom website. We have muted the user until further notice.

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Hi, I read an article about the benefits of Yoga on Osteoporosis. I thought it might be interesting to others: 12 Minutes of Yoga for Bone Health
By JANE E. BRODY http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/12-minutes-of-yoga-for-stronger-bones/?em_pos=small&emc=edit_hh_20161221&nl=well&nl_art=6&nlid=58074281&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0

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Advanced bone support contains Strontium, vitamin mk2 & hops plus about 8 more ingredients. I have been taking it for 6 years & my bone density is good. I’m 79 years old and have had several bad falls with no broken bones. I was DX with osteoporosis in 2005. Did not have a bone density at that time, was DX by X-ray. I continue to take the Advanced Bone Support that I obtain from Advanced Bionitritionals in Norcross, GA.
Roberta J Lumsdon, RN, BSN, Retired, Tampa, FL

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