Literally there are no symptoms associated with osteoporosis and unless a fracture happens. The disease process is silent. Osteoporosis is referred to as the “Silent Thief”. The thief steals your bone without you seeing it or feeling it.
Silent Spine Fractures
Even the majority of fractures that happen in the spine are silent.
Find Out Your Risk
The lack of symptoms reinforces the need to determine your individual fracture risk as well as assessing your bone density, if indicated. If you are going through the transition to menopause or are postmenopausal, ask your doctor if it’s time to have a bone density scan or DXA. Men should also bring up the subject of osteoporosis during their doctor’s visit.