Manage osteoporotic pain by treating osteoporosis and taking a multidimensional approach to pain management
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Although osteoporosis is referred as a silent disease due to its asymptomatic nature, many patients experience pain from osteoporosis-related fractures. Adequate pain management and osteoporosis treatment are necessary to improve patients’ health-related quality of life. Nonpharmacological (e.g. physical exercise, physiotherapy) and pharmacological (e.g. analgesics, antiresorptive agents) interventions are used to reduce fracture risk and manage pain.
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The article was adapted from Drugs & Aging 2017;34(10):755–65  by employees of Adis/Springer, who are responsible for the article content and declare no conflicts of interest.
The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.
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