Bone Densitometry

 

Nashville Pain Center offers bone densitometry technology to identify patients with osteoporosis and to monitor the effects of treatment of osteoporosis.

Who Should Have A DXA Scan?

You need a DXA scan if:

  • You are a woman age 65 or older
  • You are a man age 70 or older
  • You sustain a fracture with minimal trauma after age 50
  • You are a woman of menopausal age with risk factors
  • You are a postmenopausal woman under age 65 with risk factors
  • You are a man age 50-69 with risk factors

A bone density test may also be necessary if you have any of the following:

  • An X-ray of your spine showing a break or bone loss in your spine
  • Back pain with a possible break in your spine
  • Height loss of 1/2 inch or more within one year
  • Total height loss of 1½ inches from your original height