Pain relief for osteoporosis

Osteoporosis itself does not cause pain – it is the broken bones caused by osteoporosis that can cause pain. Sometimes, a broken bone may still cause pain after it has healed. 

Pain caused by broken bones can respond well to pain-relieving medications. This can include paracetamol, anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen) and codeine, which can be purchased from a chemist or supermarket. Sometimes pain is more severe, in which case a health professional will need to prescribe stronger pain-relieving drugs.

Everyone responds to pain differently, so pain relief that works for one person may not be effective for another.

Alongside taking pain relieving medication, there are a number of exercises, therapies, treatments and personal measures that can sometimes help relieve or avoid pain and spasms.