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Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to fracture. Usually the bone loses density, which measures the amount of calcium and minerals in the bone.

Osteoporosis is a disease caused principally by the significant loss of bone mineral density (BMD). Early in life, more bone is laid down than is removed, and an individual’s peak bone mass is typically achieved by around age 30. After peak bone mass is reached, the remodeling process (the process of laying down new bone and removing old bone) takes away more bone than is replaced. Hence making the bones more prone to osteoporosis (and consequently to fracture).

The main clinical symptoms of vertebral fractures typically include one or a combination of the following symptoms:

  • Sudden onset of back pain
  • Standing or walking will usually make the pain worse
  • Lying on one's back makes the pain less intense
  • Limited spinal mobility
  • Height loss
  • Deformity and disability

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