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Pain in lower thigh, back pain, collapsed vertebrae. What can improve situation?

Hello, doctor, I have suffered from pain in the lower thigh- front, above the knee , for more than two years. The local doctors cannot agreer, whether the pain comes from my bad back ( collapsed vertibrae) or from the thigh itself. Now the pain is also on the outside of the knee -0 both sides - and, besides limiting my walking ability, iI am not able to use theknee, to support my getting up from a chair.. Can you, please, give me an idea, of how I can improve on this situation ? Best regards, Hans-R. Sperling, ...hrsperling@btinternet,com
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Collpased vertebra causes change in the curvature of spine and thus the bio mechanics of spine . This leads to degenarative changes in other inter vertebral joints and discs which may cause further pain. other causes of pain is osteoporosis - condition seen in oldage due to decrease in bone calcium and mineral density and leads to compressions of vertebra.
for this problem excercise, calcium and vit suppliments and antiosteoporotic medication and brace support for back helps a lot.
kindly visit you orthopedic surgeon and get yourself examined .
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Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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