I'm concerned about my bone and joint health for a lot of reasons. Every year I have my DEXA scan. The test s COMPLETELY without discomfort. I was asked to like on my back on an x-ray table. One leg (I think it was my right) was measured for it's length (I think!) and placed gently in a cradle to hold it COMPLETELY still.
Then a machine went over the lower half of my body scanning it to get the densest and lease dense bones in the lower body. If I'm not mistaken, it was found that the hips have the greatest bone density score. In maybe 1-2 weeks you get the results, which usually are normal, show osteopenia (mild thinning of bones usually due to aging) or osteoporosis and a "T-score" is generated.
Your doctor will discuss with you any findings to be concerned about. However, if your doc doesn't call you, call him/her to discuss results. Annie