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Does osteoporosis hurt?

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Most of the time, osteoporosis doesn’t cause any symptoms. But when the condition is severe, it can lead to fractures and other painful problems.

From: Osteoporosis Pain: What You Can Do WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Osteoporosis Fast Facts." 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Your Guide to Spinal Compression Fractures." 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Osteoporosis: Coping with Chronic Pain." 

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Medications to Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis."

RadiologyInfo.org: "Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty."

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 18, 2016

SOURCES: 

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Osteoporosis Fast Facts." 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Your Guide to Spinal Compression Fractures." 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Osteoporosis: Coping with Chronic Pain." 

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Medications to Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis."

RadiologyInfo.org: "Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty."

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 18, 2016

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