What about plain X-Rays of the back region or blood tests? Do they serve any purpose?

/What about plain X-Rays of the back region or blood tests? Do they serve any purpose?

What about plain X-Rays of the back region or blood tests? Do they serve any purpose?

Interestingly, by the time plain X-ray shows decreased bone density (osteopenia), it indicates a bone loss of 30-40%, which is not encouraging.
Blood investigations directly have no relation to osteoporosis. Obviously, they have a bearing on other medical problems which this category of patients(i.e elderly) have.

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