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    pain releif for my mom
    An_252319 posted:
    my mom is 74 years old, she has advanced osteo and is in severe pain the doctors have been giving her the strongest medication for pain which should be taken every 6 hours. she states that it will ease her pain for maybe 2 hours. The doctor has given her injections and was told it would ease the pain for about 6 months lasted about 3 days and was back again in severe pain. Is there any home remedy, herbal teas or supplements that anyone has tried that works? maybe I can have her try, I feel so helpless and I hate hearing how she is in pain and I cant be there to help her, she lives in a different state.
    bonebabe responded:
    What kind of pain? Osteoporosis doesn't cause pain unless there's a fracture. Does she have vertebral fractures? If so, find a spine doctor who does kyphoplasties and talk with him. Kyphoplasty can be done on older fractures while vertebroplasty is done on newer ones. The pain relief is instant.

    Also try a physical therapist.

    Not knowing anything about her pain makes it difficultto comment, but I don't know of anybody in our past and present patient population who has this problem.

    Has she had a bone scan to determine is there are tumors present or some other illness going on?

    I also am not familiar with the term "advanced osteoporosis." Severe osteoporosis is defined as having a T-score lower than -2.5 along with the presence of fractures. A low T-score alone is defined as osteoporosis.

    Is she bed ridden? Confined to the home? Again, physical therapy might give her some relief, especially the ADL's (Activities of Daily Living)

    I'm so sorry she's having to live like this and hope she can turn it around.

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