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Posted by: BRENDA | 2010-11-01

Osteoporosis

66 year old woman with Osteoporosis some vertebrae have collapsed, is there any over the counter tabs to take for pain or to help in any way?. Is there an op available?

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Hallo Brenda

Surgery is rarely considered. However, if 2 months or more of bed rest, pain medicines, and physical therapy cannot relieve the back pain, surgery can be option.

Medication that may help are anti-inflammatory medication like Mypaid, physiotherapy, Calcium or medications like Fosamax to increase bone regeneration.

Your doctor should evaluate your general health to see if you can use anti-inflammatories for a few weeks ( you can't if you have a sensitive stomach or heart failure for instance)
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010-11-01

Hallo Brenda

Surgery is rarely considered. However, if 2 months or more of bed rest, pain medicines, and physical therapy cannot relieve the back pain, surgery can be option.

Medication that may help are anti-inflammatory medication like Mypaid, physiotherapy, Calcium or medications like Fosamax to increase bone regeneration.

Your doctor should evaluate your general health to see if you can use anti-inflammatories for a few weeks ( you can't if you have a sensitive stomach or heart failure for instance)
Dr Bets

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