My Mom's back was hurting her and we just figured it was a pulled something or other, her family doc put her on a muscle relaxant...a few days pass, with no improvement, and he just told her it would take time to feel better. Two agonizing weeks later and a trip to the emergency room (because she just couldn't stand it) the real source of the pain was found. She had a broken back. Surgery was scheduled. Came through that okay, but a toxic reaction to anesthesia sent her back to the hospital.
She is better, has limited activity and just had a follow-up with the surgeon. What did we learn?? Because of osteoporosis, she has a 500%...yes, 500%...chance of another break. She is having some pain and the xray did not show a new break, but it will probably take an MRI next week to be sure the repaired vertebrae doesn't have a hairline crack. She is being a trooper...trying to do what is needed for recovery and being a bit more diligent about her required meds. She's a very special lady, my Mom.
So...LADIES...have a glass of milk, have some yogurt, eat some cottage cheese, take a calcium supplement...you won't be sorry.
Good to be back... :)