Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition where there is a weakening of the bone which can lead to pain with or without compression fractures of the spine. With compression fractures of the spine, one can develop deformity such as a hunchback which in turn can lead to difficulty ambulating and breathing. Risk factors for osteoporosis are post-menopausal, female, vitamin D deficiency, and smoking to name a few.