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What is osteoporosis and do people have it before they get hunchbacked?

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Dr. J.Milo Sewards
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In brief: Brittle bones

Osteoporosis is a loss of the density of mineralization of your bones, making them more brittle.
Your bones break more easily as a result. People have it many years before they can get hunchbacked. Once they have gotten a hunchback deformity, they usually have multiple compression fractures of their spine. Also, not all people with osteoporosis get a hunchback. Many get hip or wrist fractures.

In brief: Brittle bones

Osteoporosis is a loss of the density of mineralization of your bones, making them more brittle.
Your bones break more easily as a result. People have it many years before they can get hunchbacked. Once they have gotten a hunchback deformity, they usually have multiple compression fractures of their spine. Also, not all people with osteoporosis get a hunchback. Many get hip or wrist fractures.
Dr. J.Milo Sewards
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