What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?
If you have osteoporosis, you may not actually know it until you have a fracture.1,2 For that reason, osteoporosis is considered a “silent disease.”
However, as osteoporosis progresses, patients may experience symptoms such as:2
- Bone pain or tenderness
- Fractures with little or no trauma
- Loss of height (up to 6 inches)
- Low back or neck pain due to spinal fractures
- Stooped posture, also called kyphosis or "dowager's hump." It may result from the breakage of several vertebrae—the bones that form the spinal column3,4