Pain relief

For some people, recovery from a broken bone can be a long and painful process. Sometimes pain continues even after the broken bone heals. In addition to medications, there may be other ways to help relieve the pain. Some examples are acupuncture, biofeedback and relaxation techniques. Always check with your healthcare provider about the best way to manage your pain. Note: The information shared by members of the community does not constitute an endorsement by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF).


low back pain

  • By djatsw47 · New reply 5:47 am
  • 5 replies
  • Several weeks ago I stupidly drug a very heavy package from my front porch where it had been delivered by UPS around to the back of my house. Since then, I developed low back pain, first just a severe ...

Is there any possible way?

  • By chezza · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Just wondering if there is any possible way to help the bones overcome adverse effects of bisphosphonates. About 4 months after taking the meds, I started to feel pain in my joints and bones. My feet ...


  • By Catl8dy · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Saw vacation dr. today for recheck after starting calcitonin 2 months ago (we are away for the winter till next week) He wants me to stay on calcitonin until I see my regular dr. Have 3 fractures that ...

Smart Relief/Tens Therapy

  • By Catl8dy · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Has anyone tried Icy Hot Smart Relief (Tens Therapy)? Saw a commercial and was wondering if it was something worth a try for pain of back fractures. Thanks ahead and Happy Easter! Diane ...

kyphoplasty Has anyon had it

  • By Marinemom66 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • I am 47 female with history of gastric bypass and premature ovarian failure (early menopause at 35) with t10 superior endplate fracture who was found with severe OP two weeks ago, my bone scan showed ...

A Nation In Pain Judy Foreman Radio Interview

  • By limerockcodger · New reply February 27, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • A fine long interview from WAMC-FM (Northeast Public Radio) -our-biggest-health-problem-judy-foreman ...

Op Ed Piece in Politico

  • By ClaireG · Posted February 25, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Just FYI...we received a copy of this Opinion Piece that appeared in Politico written by Purdue Pharma. Passing it along in case it may be of interest. 2014/02/pain-medicines-with-abuse-deterr ...

Osteoporosis and Scoliosis Pain. What do I do?

  • By lynnann137 · New reply February 4, 2014
  • 21 replies
  • Glad to find a group to share with and ask questions. I have osteoporosis and recently had a DEXA scan that showed that my condition has worsened over the past two years. My scores are not real bad but ...

Cronic Pain

  • By malinda01 · New reply January 19, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • After three surgery's to help my hands to help with arthritis issues, I am still in constant pain. Problem is that I cannot find anyone interested enough to help out? I drop everything I pick up, my fingers ...

Alternatives to Joint Pain Therapy

  • By CubbieFan2308 · New reply January 12, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I am in need of recommendations to alternatives to pain relief therapy other than narcotics, Nsaids, Aspirin, or other harsh drugs that are hard on the gastrointestinal system. Does anyone have any suggestions ...

Home Again!!!

  • By CubbieFan2308 · New reply January 2, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Hi all! As some of you may know, I just returned from the Pain Rehab Center in Rochester, MN after being there for nearly a month. This whole scenario came about after my pain doctor quit, got fired ...

Sleeping problems Osteoporosis

  • By patty0930 · New reply December 30, 2013
  • 22 replies
  • Hi, I have several "healed" compression fractures in spine due to Osteoporosis. I have been having more and more trouble sleeping lately. I can't find a comfy position and if I do I wake shortly due to ...

Curcumin BCM95 CurcuGel - The Best

  • By EvenStevenDreamin · New reply November 11, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I've seen a lot of information on Curcumin and it's effect on joint pain relief. I tried Jarrow's Curcumin 95 mistakenly thinking it was BCM-95. It's not. FYI: BCM-95 Curcumin is the most bioavailable ...

Breast Reduction/Lift To Take Weight Off Throracic Disc

  • By Wanttolearn · New reply October 10, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • I have osteoporosis and bad osteoarthritis. I have seen neuro spinal doc had MRI's of lumbar spine and he has me going to PT for help and do my excercises faithfully nightly at home. Since my PT guy ...


  • By Coveman · New reply October 5, 2013
  • 37 replies
  • For months I had prevented my night cramps in the calves by vigorously massaging my legs prior to bedtime. But the pain has returned with the cooler weather. Has any one had a similar increase in leg ...

tibia plateau fracture

  • By chacho · New reply October 4, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I broke my tibia (clean break) and fibula and tibia plateua. I have been in a external fixation for 3 months i have another 5 months to go. My ? is what can i look forward to for future as far as pain ...

Newly Diagnosed and scared

  • By Dons44 · New reply September 27, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • Hi, I'm 44 and have recently been diagnosed with Osteoporosis. I had suffer back problems for yrs and after falling unexpectedly pregnant at 43 the stress of the pregnancy proved to much for my spine ...


  • By Catlady-Sher · New reply September 2, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Is there anyone here in this forum who can attest to Reclast helping with osteo arthritis...Maybe it is my imagination...I was diagnosed with severe arthritis of my wrists and thumbs...but after last ...


  • By keepingon · New reply August 5, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • I sorely need the advice of you wonderful people out there. I had a Prolia injection on 2/7/13, at the strong recommendation of my rheumatologist. Well, it has turned my life upside down. My side effects ...


  • By Coveman · New reply August 2, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • I massage my calf muscles PRIOR to bedtime. This has virtually eliminated all night cramps for me. This concept of PRE-EMPTIVE massaging can work for all kinds of aches and pains. We all know that taking ...

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