Tuesday, 8 September 2015



    Osteoporosis is often called the "silent disease," because most of the time, bone loss occurs without any symptoms at all. But when osteoporosis becomes severe, it can lead to fractures and a condition called kyphosis. Kyphosis is a deformity resulting from spinal compression fractures, sometimes described as the "dowager's hump." Both fractures and kyphosis can be very painful. This pain is usually more severe than the typical "aches and pains" many people feel as they get older.

Fractures and Compression Cause Osteoporosis Pain

The most common cause of osteoporosis pain is a spinal compression fracture. If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, or if you have several risk factors for osteoporosis, these symptoms may indicate a compression fracture:

    Sudden, severe back pain that gets worse when you are standing or walking
    Some pain relief when lying down
    Pain and difficulty in twisting or bending
    Loss of height
    Curvature of the spine

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