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Back Neck and Spine

Once you have a hump on your back at the neck how do you get rid of it?

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2006-07-15 19:16:43

If it's due to osteoporosis, there is nothing you can do to "fix

it"... Take calcium 600-650mg with vitamin D twice a day to prevent

futher vertebral fractures. If you were my patient, I would obtain

a bone scan of your spine and hip to see if you had advanced

osteoporosis; there are other treatments that can stimulate bone

formation more quickly... Do you have chronic renal disease??? If

so, this can increase the chance for osteoporosis due to something

that occurs with the parathyroid glands. The problem is that

osteoporosis, of course, is not a rare disorder but is actually

very common. And if you are a Caucasian woman over the age of 50

years, you have a 40% to 50% chance of sustaining a fragility

fracture sometime in your remaining lifetime. If you're a man over

the age of 50 years, you have a 20% chance of developing an

osteoporotic-related fragility fracture. Unfortunately, fewer than

half of the people hospitalized with a hip fracture actually are

able to recover to their prefracture state. I've posted a website:

the National Osteoporosis Foundation where you can learn all about

this disease in the older population...


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