Compression Fracture of the Back causesCompression Fracture of the Back
Osteoporosis is a bone disease due to calcium loss. As a result the bones lose strength and density. People are usually unaware that they have the condition until they experience a fracture.
Bones are a critically important part of your body giving you structure that allows you to move normally. They protect your vital organs and hold your muscles in place. They store calcium and other minerals needed by the rest of your body.
Osteomalacia is a weakening of the bones due to problems with bone formation or the bone building process. It is not the same as osteoporosis, which is a weakening of living bone that has already been formed and is being remodeled.