How a Simple Fall Caused My Spinal Fracture

Dawn, despite hearing a loud pop after falling, never thought she could have fractured her spine, but she did. Read her story.

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My Back Pain Turned Out to Be a Vertebral Compression Fracture

Susan fell while roller skating with grandson, which caused a bone in her spine to collapse. Read her story. 


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Fast Facts on VCF

The risk of this condition increases with age; about 40 percent of women age 80 and older are affected. Here’s what you need to know.

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Signs Your Back Pain Is Serious

Some aches and pain here and there are normal—ones that tend to go away after you rest or exercise, but you shouldn't be in severe and significant pain for a long time. Learn more.

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Understanding Your Bone Health as You Age

As you age, postmenopausal osteoporosis is more likely to occur because your body's natural bone remodeling process becomes unbalanced. Here's what you need to know.

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Osteoporosis: Knowing – and Owning – Your Numbers

As with so many things, when it comes to aging, what’s on the inside ultimately matters most.

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I Recovered From Anorexia in My 20s, but I’m Still Coping With the Damage to My Bones at 50

I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.

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