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Dexa Scan Only Does The Lumbar Region

Dexa Scan Only Does The Lumbar Region

I’ve heard that dexa scan only measures density of lumbar region so you can’t know if you have it further up your spine. It’s always my upper back I have pain in.

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Hi there I’m ok thank you 🙂
Long term use of omeprazole affects absorbion of calcium and other important things. Found this but there’s other stuff online
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC29...
Medicine isn’t An exact science I’ve read but I wish they would speak to us about these awful drugs. I got handed a pile of leaflets and got a prescription. I was led to believe that the acid drugs was the answer to bone loss.
Omeprazole according to a new doc in our practice said you’re only supposed to be on them for a fortnight. Your body gets used to them. The osteoporosis epidemic began more or less when HRT proved to be dangerous . Gill Sanson wrote a book called the myth of osteoporosis . It’s an interesting read .
Big hugs

posted 4 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Mine was the hips and lumbar region, on both of mine, I had a fall in January this year, and they told me that my spine wasn't fractured or broken, but that my arthritis was really severe all the way from my neck to my coxix.

I was always told by pain drs that my spine was fine, they lied.

I now have arthritis osteoporosis and degenerative disc disease.

If I'd not fell and hit my back I wouldn't of known anything.

My feet were xrayed a couple of months ago as I'd got of the drs couch n walked into the leg of the couch, it swelled so bad they xrayed me, the lady said you haven't broken it but your bones are really thin do u, I stopped her before she could continue, and said yep I've got osteoporosis.

I only ever had dexa scans on my lumber and hips, they say they can get a reading and assess the thiness of the bones through that.
I live in the UK so it's no surprise to be why they only assess osteoporosis that way.
Hope that helps u understand things better

posted 4 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Never had that kind of test always had Bone Density test done to see the whole body.

posted 4 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Thanks for the link I'm going to try to get my new Dr to read it, if doesn't know. I think it was that book title I put into Amazon ,,,& came up with price $122 or something. When have a chance will relook. Maybe was out of print.
Anyway I will call library when have time. Take care, I'll talk with u again soon. Hugs

posted 4 months ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

@A MyOsteoTeam Member Hi Annemarie, I hope u r doing alright? I'd hoped u would post me back.
I'm making notes to take to my Dr appt. Wanted to know if u remember from whom or where u learned that Omeprazole leaches calcium from our bones? I'm doing OK. A nurse from my medical plan is suppose to call me in a few days & I'm going to ask her all I can about Osteoporosis & whatever they can help me with. With my high BP they sent me a nice cuff meter. U don't know if u don't ask, my plan is to ask. I pray u r feeling better. Hugs

posted 4 months ago
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