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Treatment for osteomalacia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   i have had back pain off and on for year, but since January it has been constant, interferring with my daily like, i have stopped taking the dog for long walks, no more bike riding etc. I went to the doctor took an x ray and started physical therapy. the xray showed mild height loss of t12, mild grade anterolisthesis of l4 l5 and mild degrenation of L3 l4 and L4 l5 and generalized degrenerative facet changes, After finishing 6 weeks of therapy I felt some relief but no way near 100%.. I then had a MRI which shows posterior bulginh L3 L4 slight disc bulgeT12 L1, difusse disc bulging lateraly L4 L5 with moderate facet arthropathy and annular bulge L5 S1 no stenosisand tarlov cysts of sacrum I am still having pain, I am doing nothing but sitting on the couch because everytime I try to do anything my back is hurting, it is making me depressed and starting to gain weight. my doctor said there was nothing wrong with my back, just sign og getting old, This does not make me feel any better. do you have any suggestions?
Doctor :   HI,
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   XXX, Please give sometime to read your post
Doctor :XXX, may i know your age ?
User :   52
Doctor :   ok, i can brief you this way
Doctor :   the tarlav cyst is not the reason for your pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   anterolisthesis and other deformities in the spine are mainly due to the deficiency of calcium in the spinal bones
User :   ok
Doctor :   all those minor deformities combined are causing the pain
Doctor :   the calcium in the bones can be replenished by oral calcium tab
User :   is there anything that can be done
Doctor :   but the process is l;ate may need 6 months to a year
User :   i am taking 1500 mg of calicum a day
Doctor :   late*
Doctor :   Since when are you taking calcium ?
User :   well over five years when i went thru menopause
Doctor :   are you on any other medication ?
User :   lisinopril and norvasc ans
User :   and zocor
Doctor :   ok, were they prescribed for the same problem ?
User :   yes, high bp and high cholestrol
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   have you ever tried VIT D 3 injections ?
User :   no
Doctor :   that may help you
Doctor :   vit D 3 injection will help to absorb the calcium from the gut
Doctor :   and also to in corporate calcium into the bones
User :   i will ask my doctor, is that where i get them, or is that from a health food
Doctor :   yes, you have to ask the doctor only
Doctor :   its not an over the counter
User :   my calicum also has vitamin d in them
Doctor :   injections are better
User :   ok
Doctor :   try them once
Doctor :   its has a ciourse to follow
Doctor :   course *
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