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Lydia, walking is one of the best forms of exercise, especially for someone with Osteoporosis. In my earlier post I said that I had allot of pain in my T-12, and that it happened at work about 13 months ago.I wanted to add a couple of things. I'm the type of person who cannot sit still for very long, so I tried to go back to work last January, and couldn't make it more than 2 days, so I was put on work comp. During this time I was tested for Osteoporosis, and that showed up positive in my hips, wrists, and back. From that crack in my vertebrae, I couldn't stand up straight, nor walk but just for about 20 minutes, and even my pain meds (Lortab), wouldn't even dull the pain, so the Work Comp. Dr. pushed for me to get an MRI, and then he did Kyphoplasty. I would have been fine, had I not developed 2 ruptured discs in my lower L 3/4 & L 4/5 Discs, so, this past July I had a double fusion at those levels, plus a cage and rods, screws and a bone stimulator was put in. I was 59 at the time, and had Osteoporosis, and had been on Evista, Actonal, Boniva, and the last one I took was "Reclast" which is a once a year infusion. Currently, I go for physical therapy which is helping me to gain back some of the inches I lost. Do, research everything. What works for one person, might not be right for you. I hope everything works out well for you. By the way, because of the fracture and where it's located, my work comp Dr. put me on permanent restrictions of not lifting over 20 lbs, so I had to give up my government job of 10 years. That's the other thing, be sure you have a "good" support team. Come back to this board often, as there are good, caring people here. wave:

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