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Have osteoporosis. Unexplained bruises on hips. History of fracture, degenerative disc disease. Treatment?

Hi. I am 49 with severe osteoporosis with history fracture . severe degen disc disease, severe arthritics.. severely destroyed facet joints. severe degen disc disease. foraminal stenosis at at almost every level of spine . & much more.. to many areas to even attempt surgery.. there is no reason doctors have been able to give . my comparison on dexa is that of a 86 year old women. 4 times higher fracture risk. pain is off the scales. feel like I am dying.. over all I am a healthy man. have the build & strength of boxer.. blood work is all great.. have unexplained bruises at every vertebra level . Hips as well. there answer is take narcotics for life. I wont do that .. doesn t there have to be a reason. without knowing reason they certainly cant treat ? they don t treat in any form . any ideas please ??
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Having severe osteoporosis at this age age requires evaluation.
There can be 2 reasons having this problem.
1, deficiency of calcium, Vitamin A and D.
2, intake of low calcium or low absorption of calcium.
3, parathyroid hormone ( parathormone ) depletion in blood.
Go for S. calcium level, parathormone estimation, parathyroid gland CT scan.
After all these reports your orthopedic surgeon will go for treatment accordingly
Ok and take care.
Answered: Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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