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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY-TURK ROMATOLOJI DERGISI
  • 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)