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Suffering with osteoporosis; at what point will I get real symptoms?

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Dr. J.Milo Sewards
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: When a bone breaks

Unfortunately, osteoporosis does not have symptoms until you have an "insufficiency fracture.
" this can be a broken hip or wrist from a simple fall, or can be a compression fracture of the spine. Any of these would be associated with significant pain and disability - certainly serious symptoms. You should discuss medical treatment of osteoporosis with your doctor to prevent these fractures.

In brief: When a bone breaks

Unfortunately, osteoporosis does not have symptoms until you have an "insufficiency fracture.
" this can be a broken hip or wrist from a simple fall, or can be a compression fracture of the spine. Any of these would be associated with significant pain and disability - certainly serious symptoms. You should discuss medical treatment of osteoporosis with your doctor to prevent these fractures.
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