Symptoms of Osteoporosis
Back pain, loss of height over time, stooped posture, and a bone fracture are some of the symptoms of osteoporosis. Dr. Ronald Tolchin, Medical Director of the Baptist Health Center for Spine Care, says as people stop walking and exercising there is more risk for osteoporosis to occur, which is when the bone loses calcium and minerals that make it strong.
He explains when you start developing osteoporosis, your posture changes and you get slumped. That puts strains on the ligaments around the spine, the small joints in the back and the discs. He points out as the bones start compressing down, people lose height.