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I see DXA reports from all over the country. Three times this week I had to break the news to clients that not only did they not gain bone density, but they had lost bone density - can be the other way too - people think they gain when they have not due to incorrect reporting.
Case study:by Dr. Lani Simpson (all case studies are with permission from clients or composites). Last year a patient came in who had recently fractured three vertebrae lifting a window. She was in a full brace from her neck to her hip to stabilize her spine. She hadnever fractured a bone in her 62 years...
In this article, my aim is to share with you two cases that came across my desk last week. Both DXA's had basic errors that could have been caught, if anyone was paying attention. Bone density is an amazing tool, and a very important piece of the puzzle when looking at bone health. This article should not make you avoid being tested. In fact, getting your first test will certainly help you and your doctors on the path to determining whether or not you have a bone density problem.
On November 30, 2016, I interviewed Sandi Putnam via live webinar. Many years ago, Sandi was a very dutiful patient and followed her doctor’s orders, without question. She trusted her doctor and knew he had her best interests at heart. So, when her doctor told her that she had low bone density—“osteopenia” not osteoporosis—and that she needed to take Fosamax, she took the medication.
Diagnosed with osteoporosis? Heard this just as you left the doctor's office?
Dr. Lani helps you think through what this common recommendation really means for you. Most people diagnosed with osteoporosis hear this general medical advice as they’re walking out the door. But how true is it?