Re: Options for treating Collapse of L1 Vertebral Body
Sclerosis fits right in with your screen name, "brittle bones." It is a hardening of the bone under the end plates of the vertebra. In the case of a vertebra, it occurs when the endplates are affected by degenerative changes -- usually the disc space narrows, and osteophytes ( bone spurs) may form adjacent to the end plates, which sometimes compromises blood supply to the vertebra. Without proper nutrition the end plates kind of dry out, and this results in sclerosis.
I don't think there is anything they do for it ...isclerosis is part of the degenerative changes that occur in DDD, so however the other issues are being treated, I would think this would be lumped in with them and treated in the same way....