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Question re osteopenia and insufficiency fractures

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Just wondering if anyone can provide information on this subject. I am 34 and after a CT scan have had the diagnosis of osteopenia and insufficiency fractures of the thoracic spine. The GP said he didnt know what that all meant and has referred me to a specialist who I dont see until June. I have had bloods taken to investigate why I have the osteopenia and will get results next week.

I am just wanting to know whether anyone has experience with such a diagnosis, and whether I need to do anything differently in the mean time. I ride horses, live on a farm etc. Thanks


  • is that it is the bone mineral density at low levels - from my understanding - if your bmd is low - you are at greater risk of fractures. The insufficent fractures is what can be a result of a low bmd - when i was 22 I had a stress fracture of my right hip - a little odd for a 22 year old who is not an athlete to have this...anyways, i had to stay off my right leg for @ 3 months - after i did that, the pain did disapate - 9 years later i had 2 lipomas at the same area of my body - related I do not know -

    update us to what the docs are doing for you and what is going on for your treatment.
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