... very high tolerance for pain. I walked into the emergency room after a fall that broke 5 ribs and multiple spinal fractures. Subsequently, I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. The pain is constant and debilitating. My endocrinologist told me that osteoporosis is not painful! Is this accurate?
Osteoporosis itself usually doesn’t cause any symptoms, it simply means that your bones are weak and easier to break than usual. It can however cause you to siffer from fractures more easily which in the long term could cause chronic pain. If you have it but don’t suffer from several fractures then no its not painful.
I too have a high tolerance of pain, but ended up in emergency after falling and breaking 5 ribs. The pain from the breaks was excruciating. I agree with the previous poster in that there is no pain from osteoporosis, but after you have suffered broken ribs it does seem odd to hear that. It took me 4 months of convalescing to get my ribs a chance of fusing back.
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