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Old 03-07-2017, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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My mother and sister had the "hump" in their upper back. Osteoporosis. A beginning stage with a smaller hump is osteopenia. Loss of bone density.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:14 PM
 
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My mother and sister had the "hump" in their upper back. Osteoporosis. A beginning stage with a smaller hump is osteopenia. Loss of bone density.
Not everyone with osteoporosis has a hump. I have osteoporosis. No hump.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:55 PM
 
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Chiropractor. Now.

I am 71. Retired. In good shape and walk extremely well. I don't have back problems.

But it wasn't always like that. I have been going to chiropractors since '85, and I will never stop going. Regular visits are the reason I do not have back problems.
Quacks. Seriously quacks. You have to keep going back, right? What does that tell you.
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:19 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Quacks. Seriously quacks. You have to keep going back, right? What does that tell you.
I used to go to chiropractor frequently. She milked for thousands of dollars including insurance companies. Then someone told me the more you go the worse it is for you. Guess what? The last time I went to my chiropractor was 4 years ago. I don't have as much back pain. I don't use as much Tiger balm. What I did was more walking. I thank the above for my 4 months in Europe, I walked and walked. All my problem went away, well almost. Same with shoulders, I thought I had frozen shoulders, that too went away. Just daily stretching helps with frozen shoulders.
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Falls would do it. My husband when he gets up early in the morning he does have a bit of a stoop, then he straightens after a while. I'm all stiff when I wake up too, my back can't stand straight until a few minutes later.
Has he been checked for Parkinson's disease? Both the falls and the stooping could be PD, when he walks do his arms swing?
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:38 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Has he been checked for Parkinson's disease? Both the falls and the stooping could be PD, when he walks do his arms swing?
No, not my husband. He doesn't fall, I meant OP. But I thought Parkinson's disease means hands are shaking, my nanny had it. Arms swing? Not sure, but no more than when he was younger.

His mom was stooping because of calcium or vitamin D deficiency. His right leg is also limping early in the morning because of PF. But it gets better after a few hours awake.
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:18 PM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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I've gotten him an appt for Saturday.

I'm probably getting ahead of myself but my experience with PT is that they sort of buff you up a bit and cut you loose. I'm guessing most insurance companies don't cover a lot of PT, maybe I'm wrong.

Say I get him into PT and he makes a little progress but then I need to find a rehabilitative (sports medicine maybe?) trainer who will work with him for the long term. Or maybe sports med isn't quite right but an orthopedist would be.

First we find out what's causing this. I read that foot and leg trauma can cause pelvic misalignment, so there's that possibility.

Thanks for the support.
Hope the vet can help. As we age all kinds of things can change. See what the cause is and go from there. Physically therapy can work wonders. So can chiropractic at times. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:38 PM
 
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Consider a physiatrist if you don't think the PCP is being helpful or is adequately evaluating your husband. Physiatrists are physical medicine specialists. They can be MDs or DOs. Physiatrists are great at looking at the whole musculoskeletal system and putting the pieces of the puzzle together. I go to a DO physiatrist who also does osteopathic manipulation. Wonderful.
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Consider a physiatrist if you don't think the PCP is being helpful or is adequately evaluating your husband. Physiatrists are physical medicine specialists. They can be MDs or DOs. Physiatrists are great at looking at the whole musculoskeletal system and putting the pieces of the puzzle together. I go to a DO physiatrist who also does osteopathic manipulation. Wonderful.
I had a physiatrist evaluate me after an MRI. He was the one who told me I had a synovial cyst impinging on my spinal cord and would have to have surgery. I had never heard of physiatry before, so your note will no doubt be helpful to others as well.

Our HMO requires a PCP make a referral for a physiatrist but that shouldn't be a problem.
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