If Calcium and Vitamin D and Multiple Vitamins are not enough to treat your Osteoporosis, you will need to take a specific Osteoporosis Medication. It is very important to take the Right Medication for Your Osteoporosis. No medication is the best all the time, even for one person.
Bone Mineral Density is the amount of calcium and similar minerals in each square cm of bone. This is a 2 dimensional picture. The bone is actually 3 dimensional. This means that we must estimate the size and thickness of the back half of the spine and hope it is not arthritic.
Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry or DXA measures Bone Mineral Density or BMD. Tests on DXA machines are commonly called bone density scans. These machines became available over 20 years ago. The on board computer gives a simple number for a reading. It looked like a very simple and accurate way to test for Osteoporosis. We now know that it is neither.