Spinal osteoporosis is a disease in which bones lose their strength and become more fragile and can break easily. Bone loss occurs gradually and is often diagnosed only when complications have already happened - fracture of the spine or hip.
Osteoporosis usually results from some disruptions in the body. The problem of osteoporosis is especially important for women of middle age - in the period after the cessation of ovarian function. One third of all casesis detected in this age group. Senile osteoporosis occurs with equal frequency in both women and men after 70 years old. People with chronic diseases of:
- Endocrine - ( insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus),
- the gastrointestinal tract, accompanied by malabsorbtion of calcium,
- the liver, kidneys and blood,
- andreceiving certain medications (steroids, thyroid hormones, tetracycline, heparin, etc.) - it is important to know that they have an increased chance of osteoporosis.
The most striking feature of this disease is considered to be pain that the patient suffers from in the lumbar area, and in the sacral spine. Quite often, the pain of spinal osteoporosis moves also in the area of the hip joints. Sometimes you may experience pain in chest. In the presence of spinal osteoporosis the patient has pains during palpation and percussion of the spine. At the same time back muscles tend to be significantly strained. Moreover, the disease is characterized by pronounced changes in posture. Quite often, in spine osteoporosis there may also be observed an increased lumbar curve. On the sides of the abdomen appear small wrinkles on the skin.
Methods of treatment:
- Median cortical lumbar fixation