I have 2 fractures, T8 which, I’m almost sure, occurred about 2.5 years ago. My back was fine when I got on the train – a very painful back, in just that T8 spot, shortly after I arrived, – no fall, nothing I can think of to cause it. (The second fracture, a Lumbar, no idea when or how it happened.) osteoporosis?
I started vitamin B12 injections about 16 months ago for very low B12. (103 < 180-1000)
A couple of months ago a bone density test showed osteopenia and
Kaarina posted this to me - “ I am surprised you have been dx with osteopenia and not with osteoporosis as you have fractured . . . “
Perhaps the B12 had improved my bones from osteoporosis to osteopenia.
In view of the following article (it is only from 1 example) could there be a connection with low vitamin B12 and low bone density and a possible treatment to improve it. Vitamin B12 is not tested for in the normal blood test perhaps it should be.
Reversal of severe osteoporosis with vitamin B12 and ... - NCBI
PS I also have degeneration of spinal cord diagnosed by consultant a week ago. (Well done NHS GP's another X for your inadequate B12 treatment.