What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

If you have osteoporosis, you may not actually know it until you have a fracture.1 For that reason, osteoporosis is considered a “silent disease.”

However, as osteoporosis progresses, patients may experience symptoms such as:

  • 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 column2

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