Symptoms of an Osteoporotic Fracture

The main symptoms of an osteoporotic vertebral fracture include:

  • Sudden onset of back pain
  • Pain that gets worse with standing or walking
  • Pain that lessens with lying down
  • Limited spinal mobility, especially when trying to bend or twist
  • Stooped posture or hump-shaped back
  • Loss of height (as much as six inches)
  • Numbness, weakness and loss of bowel and bladder control

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