Q. Can trauma cause bone loss in the spine?
This is a complicated question, but in short, trauma can certainly cause bone loss. There are many variables that can result in this. For example, a lack of exercise due to pain, tissue damage, and difficulty keeping the same routine you had before the trauma. However, it is a good idea to look at the big picture and reflect on anything else that could be causing your bone loss. We at the Center for Better Bones like to dot all our i’s and cross all our t’s. It is hard to not focus on something that immediately comes to mind, but it is worth checking off everything else on your list. Dr. Brown suggests a detailed medical workup that will check to see if there may be something that you missed. She also encourages all of her clients to build bone naturally and only look into bone drugs as a very last resort.
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