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Thu, Sep 26 5:58pm · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hi, I've also been diagnosed with osteoporosis and my endocrinologist prescribed Fosamax once a week. My sister-in-law had three hairline fractures while taking Fosamax over a ten year period. I'm trying to decide whether to take it or ask for a different drug. Has anyone else had good or bad experiences with Fosamax? Thanks in advance for your input.

Sat, Sep 21 10:14am · Scoliosis and Chronic back pain in Spine Health

Thanks for asking. I'm happy to say that I'm still doing okay although the latest Xrays showed a slight worsening of the S curve. Since my last posting, I've also tried the Schroth Method, http://www.schrothmethod.com, which is based on a lot of stretching with ladders and belts and deep breathing. I think this kind of therapy may work for younger patients whose bones are more malleable. In my case, however, the therapy didn't bring about any permanent change to my bone structure. I did learn some technics for countering the imbalance in my posture caused by the scoliosis which was helpful. I am still diligent about doing core exercises almost daily which is key to any back problems. Other than exercise, I have not resorted to opiods nor epidurals.

Jul 22, 2016 · Scoliosis and Chronic back pain in Spine Health

I may be in the same boat. My mother suffered from tuberculosis in her bones when you was pregnant with me and my sister. I’m 61 and have scoliosis and arthritis in my spine. My sister who is a couple years younger than me, has already had one hip and both knees replaced. Neither of us were aware of our bone problems until after menopause.

Jul 12, 2016 · Scoliosis and Chronic back pain in Spine Health

Hi, I’m happy to connect with you. I’ve been doing PT on and off for over 10 years. I’m currently doing it again because of a sudden flareup of sciatic pain. Over the years, I’ve found that pilates and other core strengthening exercises have helped the most. Acupuncture did not make any difference. I’m trying dry needling for the first time along with regular physical therapy. I think dry needling helps to release some of the tightness in my muscles. My PT is also helping to correct my posture to counter balance the effect of scoliosis. Even though I’ve been told many times I needed surgery by more than one doctor, so far I’ve been able to avoid it and have managed the pain without prescription medicine. I’m very interested to hear what other members have experienced. Btw, I’m 61, female, and my cobb angle is about 37 degrees. I’m told that if that increases to 45, surgery would be inevitable. However, in the past 7 years, the angle hasn’t really changed.

Jul 11, 2016 · Scoliosis and Chronic back pain in Spine Health

I’m 61 with scoliosis. Currently I’m doing physical try hrrap