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Any suggestions on what I can do I do not want to become a drug addict, they do not work anyway. I live in SW Florida. what can I do who can I see to make this better?


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replied September 24th, 2008
Back Pain Answer A4735
It is not clear, in your case, why you have so many fractures on the spine without being injured. You may have a bone disorder that makes your bones more fragile – osteoporosis, for example. You can request a densitometry-test (DEXA) and blood/urine tests (alcal phosphatase, calcitonin, parathyroid hormone, Vitamin D3, cortisol, testosteron, calcium and phosphates, urea, creatinin, sedimentation...).

You may want to consult a rheumatologist and orthopedist about your condition.


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