Hello everyone...I was just diagnosed with osteopenia. I'm scared - I don't want painful fractures of the spine of anything else.
Two years ago I fell while walking the dog and the next morning I could barely walk because of the pain in the area between my spine and right hip. It was unbearable, so I went to a chiropractor - he worked on my upper back. A year ago I went to a third chiropractor and he took an xray - he found the thinning on all my vertebrae. I immediately had a bond density scan and they told me I have the bones of someone in her early twenties. How confusing is that! Four chiropractors told me my left hip is out of alignment (up and back).
Two weeks ago I went to the fourth chiropractor. He said I don't have a hip out of alignment, I have a short left leg. He asked me to get an xray to find out how much of a lift I need in the left shoe, and he gave me an exercise to do to loosen a muscle in the hip. I've been the exercise faithfully for 2 weeks and the pain has not decreased.
I've been reading this thread and there are some good ideas, such as vit. D, fish oil, and calcium, but I don't see any quantities. Also, what about exercise? What about hormone replacement therapy?