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Back Problems board

Does anyone know is back pain is related to osteoporosis? My Dexa Scan last week showed that my Osteopenia is now Osteoporosis in the spine. ( I have been on Actonel for 15 months!) Last night I even dreamt that I had such back pain that I was asking the Dr. for an MRI. I woke up quite a few times with bad back pain! I guess that's why I was dreaming about it!
Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated!
How did you know that you had the compression fractures? Would they have shown on my Dexa Scan? Probably not-- I'm guessing. Did you have Xrays or an MRI? Do you take Actonel? Thanks for the info!