Postpartum Spinal Osteoporosis: An Unusual Cause of Low Back Pain


Gunduz B., Erhan B., Saridogan M., Elbasi N., Ozdogan H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY-TURK ROMATOLOJI DERGISI, vol.25, no.1, pp.47-49, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY-TURK ROMATOLOJI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-49

Abstract

Postpartum spinal osteoporosis (PPSO) is a rare condition characterized by osteoporosis associated with pregnancy. The most common symptoms are low back pain and loss of height due to vertebral compression fractures. It is observed in the last trimester of pregnancy or subsequent to delivery. Herein; we report 2 cases of PPSO who presented with low back pain in the postpartum period, aiming to draw attention to this unusual cause of low back pain. (Turk J Rheumatol 2010; 25: 47-9)