Understanding Osteoporosis -- Symptoms

Medically Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on January 16, 2021

What Are the Symptoms of Osteoporosis?

A person is often not aware that they have 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 break a bone after a relatively mild trauma.


WebMD Medical Reference



National Osteoporosis Foundation. 

National Institutes of Health. 

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center

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