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How painful are bone fractures?

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It's different for everyone. It might have a ripple effect on your other bones, muscles, and joints as you change the way you do things to try to make it hurt less. Living with pain also can affect your quality of life, sleep, and mood, sometimes leading to depression. Talk to your doctor, who can suggest ways to help.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Osteoporosis."

International Osteoporosis Foundation: "Impact of Osteoporosis."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Osteoporotic fractures in older adults."

Osteoporosis Canada: "Osteoporosis Facts & Statistics."

OrthoInfo: "Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures."

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: "Arthritis and Osteoporosis in Australia 2008."

NIH, National Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center: "Once Is Enough: A Guide to Preventing Future Fractures."

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: "Vertical Compression Fractures."

MyHIVClinic.org: "Osteoporosis."

University of Rochester: "Hip Fracture."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on May 23, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Osteoporosis."

International Osteoporosis Foundation: "Impact of Osteoporosis."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Osteoporotic fractures in older adults."

Osteoporosis Canada: "Osteoporosis Facts & Statistics."

OrthoInfo: "Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures."

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: "Arthritis and Osteoporosis in Australia 2008."

NIH, National Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center: "Once Is Enough: A Guide to Preventing Future Fractures."

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: "Vertical Compression Fractures."

MyHIVClinic.org: "Osteoporosis."

University of Rochester: "Hip Fracture."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on May 23, 2018

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