osteopenia resulting from AN

Hi. I am almost 21 and have suffered from an eating disorder since I was 12. I have now restored my weight, probably higher than necessary(BMI ~27) due to a variety of nutritional therapy/binge-eating/depression, but when my weight was quite low(BMI ~13) and I was hospitalized(numerous times) the hospital team did a Bone Mineral Density(Bone densitometry?)Test and it revealed I had osteopenia of the lumbar spine. That was approx 3 years ago.

I'm just curious now, with my weight and menses having been restored for over 12 months now, I have still got quite severe lower back pain which only started when I started physically deteriorating, about 6years ago.

Is it safe to go to a chiropractor for an assessment/ adjustment or should I have another BMD test first? I have never been to a chiropractor before.


Posted By Danielle on February 13, 2008 at 13:31:32:

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