Since my 5 endplate fractures my spine has shrunk and now my ribs sit inside my hips when I’m on my feet or sitting when I lay down I seem to stretch out a bit I have a small gap between them. It can cause discomfort, vacuuming is the worst ,it becomes quite painful. Is there any treatment for this does any one know. I would see older people with long legs and rather short bodies and hoped I would never end up like this never realising this is what caused it. I used to be 5ft 9 now I am… read more
I hope to find out some answers when I go to the osteoporosis clinic on Wednesday.
I am sorry to hear you have so much discomfort.
My mom has lost a few inches in height. She has a rod in each femur due to fractures.
I pray I do not end up like her....
I am due for a 3rd Prolia shot December 1st
I have been experiencing femur pain in my right leg for the past few months & arm, joint pain as well in my elbows & shoulders. I am not sure if it’s related to Prolia or not.
After reading some of these posts I have great concern. I will be going to the Osteoporosis clinic in London on the 14th of November & I have a few more questions to ask for sure. My son has been telling me for some time to start lifting some weights & to get off the medications since they have not seemed to help me in the past.
His co worker who is a nurse & around my age changed her diet & started working out. She had had two spinal compression fractures & discovered she had osteoporosis. After a year of changing her diet & lifting weights she found her bone density improved. Her doctor said it wasn’t due to her improved life style but due to Prolia. She replied to him that she didn’t go on it. I would liked to have seen the look on his face.
It just really concerns me what to do any more.
I am sorry to hear about your back issues.
My son is very much into health & fitness. He is a palliative care nurse & often encourages me to take the best care possible of my health. He told me even if lifting weights does not help my bone density it will strengthen my muscles which will protect my bones.
I am just concerned how I have been feeling lately & after reading people’s comments I feel it could be the Prolia causing my issues. That makes me very reluctant to take another injection.