Ask your doctor about a bone scan.
Osteoporosis is serious but treatable.1 If you don’t get diagnosed and treated, you could lose your mobility.1,2
Make an appointment with your doctor.
If your doctor thinks you're at risk, have them organise a DEXA scan to measure bone density.
An X-ray may suffice if you’ve suffered a recent break.
Arrange an X-ray
If you suspect you’ve had a minimal trauma fracture, your doctor may advise that you get an X-ray.
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- Osteoporosis Australia. What you need to know about osteoporosis. Consumer guide. 2017. www.osteoporosis.org.au. [Accessed 7 February 2019]
- Cooper C. Am J Med 1997;103:12S-7S.