What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?
In the early stages of osteoporosis, you probably won't have symptoms. As the disease progresses, you may have symptoms related to weakened bones, such as:
- Broken bones (fractures) that might occur with a minor injury, especially in the hip, spine, and wrist.
- Back pain.
- Loss of height and stooped posture.
- A curved upper back (dowager's hump). You might notice that you aren't as tall as you used to be.
- Compression fractures in the spine that may cause severe back pain. But sometimes these fractures cause only minor symptoms or no symptoms at all.