What Causes Osteoporosis?

Bone loss occurs when the cells that form bone (osteoblasts) cannot keep pace with the cells that are eating away at bone (osteoclasts). There are a variety of underlying reasons for osteoporosis; find out more about them ›

Neck Pain

  • Altered posture
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Swelling
  • Pain and tingling down your shoulder and arm
  • Abnormal pupil size or nonreactvity to light
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Jaw pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Numbness
  • Stiff neck, fever and chills
  • Severe headache
  • Herniated disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis (infection or inflammation of the spinal bones)
  • Osteoporosis (metabolic bone disease)
  • Paget’s disease of the bone
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Spinal degeneration (degenerative disc disease, also called spondylosis)
  • Spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal that presses on the spinal cord or nerves)
  • Spondylitis (infection or inflammation of the spinal joints)
  • Sprains and strains due to overuse or injury, such as a muscle spasm
  • Whiplash
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Occipital neuralgia (type of headache)
  • Migraine
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Upper Back Pain

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Fatigue

  • Fever

  • Headache

  • Morning back stiffness

  • Neck pain

  • Redness, warmth, or swelling of the back

  • Shoulder pain

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Stress

  • Abdominal pain

  • Chest pain

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Indigestion

  • Jaw pain

  • Sweating

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Herniated disc

  • Muscle spasm

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Osteomyelitis (infection or inflammation of the spinal bones)

  • Osteoporosis (metabolic bone disease)

  • Paget’s disease of the bone

  • Spinal degeneration (degenerative disc disease, also called spondylosis)

  • Spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal that presses on the spinal cord or nerves)

  • Spine fracture

  • Spondylitis (infection or inflammation of the spinal joints)

  • Sprains and strains due to overuse or injury

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Women ages 19 to 50 need at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium every day. Younger women and women older than 50 need even more.