I was recently diagnosed with a spinal fracture. GP referred me to a private consultant - a rheumatologist based at The Physician's Clinic, as she didn't think that on the NHS I'd be seen quickly enough. I had both an MRI scan, and a DXA - results didn't arrive for over four weeks, and when they did, they came with a three line letter saying I showed both osteopaena and osteoporosis, and that I might, in the future, need treatment. No medical advice, no prescription, physio not mentioned. For this, I paid £200. I am NOT impressed. Osteoporosis was the first thing I mentioned when I met the consultant, as I knew, genetically, that I was at risk, and the two reports came separately from the two radiologists, so all the 'great man' had to actually do was to send the reports, and dictate three lines. There's far more advice on online sites like this, and it's free. Treatment-wise, I'm now taking Calcichew, Vit D and Vit K2.
Medical help so far useless: I was recently... - Bone Health
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