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Am a 35 female who was diagnosed with osteopenia of the

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am a 35 female who was diagnosed with osteopenia of the spine last year. ive always struggled with back and neck pain, and when i was about 12 i fractured my lower left leg when my bicycle fell on top; xrays revealed mulitple fractures and a qtr sized hole in my bone...after monitoring it, the hole eventually went away. broke the bone in my foot in 2008. is my chronic back pain (muscle spasms, nerves suck) attributed to my osteopenia? and if i have it in my spine, what does that mean, am I physically limited?
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Hello, this is Dr. Stan, thank you for your question. I am U.S. trained,

Board Certified and I have 30 years of patient experience and I am here to help you today. I'm sorry you have been diagnosed with Osteopenia in your spine. Osteopenia is a result of low calcium in the bones and can cause small stress fractures that would add to your back and spine pain. This should be treated with Vitamin D and Calcium supplements so that your calcium stores increase. Your physical limitations are only to the extent of the pain that you have. Exercise is healthy for you and can help reduce osteopenia with the supplements I suggested. Please discuss getting a Vitamin D level with your doctor to determine the best form of Vitamin supplement for you (D2 or D3).

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