Thinning bones can lead to fractures. Many fractures of spine, hip, foot or ankle occur because bones are too thin. Health care providers would say that your bone density is compromised, that you have Osteopenia or Osteoporosis whetheryour have thinning spine, wrist, hip or foot bones.
The good news is that you can reverse these conditions. And this web site is dedicated to explaining all the ways that science has shown are good for reversing bone loss and building a strong skeleton.
For many people the first clue they have that they have thinning bones is a fracture - usually of wrist, foot or ankle. For others with thinning spine, one of the vertebrae in their spine will crack or collapse. Painful? Yes. All fractures are painful - those of the spine especially so. A sudden sharp pain in your back, neck or even in your chest could be the first signal of a vertebral fracture.
If you do not do something to improve your bone density, you are likely to have additional fractures. But the good news is that there are a number of things you can do.
If you have been told that your bones are too thin after having a dexa scan and you are not sure what the results of that scan really mean, you will want to read the page about dexa scan results (If you have not had the test yet, you might want to read all about dexa scans - to detect thinning bones
Next issue: What you can do? If you want to reverse your thinning spine or thinning bones you need to educate yourself.
My suggestion would be to first figure out WHY your bones are thin - especially if you are less than 87 years of age (that is the age when most people experience some reduction in bone mass).
Make a list of ALL the causes that might apply to you so you do not leave something out as you work out a plan to strengthen your bones. (You can do many things, even take medication but not improve if you are missing one of the causes of YOUR Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. Here is a list: Causes of Osteopenia, Osteoporosis
Next you want to look at the many possible treatments - both pharmaceutical if you health care provider is recommending medication but also the natural remedies. Many of us have reversed our thinning bones by natural means. In fact there are countries where pharmaceuticals are almost never used to rebuild bones. So do read Thinning bones, thinning spine: Natural treatments
That will be a lot of information to digest in one day. You may want to book mark this page and return to read some more. (Many people do.) This site has more information than most books on the subject and I do read the current research and add pages as I find new things.
Unlike some web sites, I am not pressuring you to buy My book or use MY product.(I have neither) I am a retired college professor who has had Osteopenia and Osteoporosis (that is what got me started reading the research). And I reversed mine.
Oh, I do have a monthly newsletter - updates on new research and encouragement to keep at it etc. If you want to try the Newsletter, click Osteopenia Newsletter
Good luck in your work to reverse your bone loss!