In January I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in hands feet and knees. However, when I went to have tests done for something else (different department) which meant lying down, the consultant kept asking if my back was okay. I do get pain in my upper back, shoulders and neck but was never asked about those by the rheumatologist.
Anyway, when I received a copy of the letter from the Falls and Syncope department which had been sent to my GP, he had listed my current conditions including osteoarthritis but had also put ‘osteoporosis?’. I can’t decide if he saw something (my spine does have a curve - I was told that by a physio in ‘98) and is suggesting I be checked for that or some other reason.
Should I be asking to be checked when things are back to normal? If so, how do they test?
P.S. I have vitamin B12 (123) and vitamin D (23) deficiencies.
Any advice would be welcomed.