Understanding Osteoporosis -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Osteoporosis?

A person is often not aware that he or she has osteoporosis until a fracture occurs. But there are occasionally symptoms of the disorder. They could include:

  • Backache
  • A gradual loss of height and an accompanying stooped posture
  • Fractures of the spine, wrist, or hip

Call Your Doctor About Osteoporosis If:

  • You develop a backache or sudden severe back pain, without obvious injury.
  • You have a loss of bone in the jaw, which can trigger gum disease and other oral health conditions.
  •  You break a bone after a relatively mild trauma.


WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on January 30, 2019



National Osteoporosis Foundation. 

National Institutes of Health. 

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center

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