Patient Stories

These personal histories from around the world illustrate the human cost of osteoporosis, showing how osteoporosis progresses silently and, especially if not diagnosed early, can lead to painful and debilitating fractures. For many, everyday activities previously taken for granted become impossible and quality of life takes on a new meaning. Yet these stories also show that the disease can be treated and people with osteoporosis can live well with the disease if it is managed. Early diagnosis and treatment makes all the difference.

Love Your Bones: Real people, real stories

Women with osteoporosis

Men with osteoporosis

Snap! The Breaking Spine

Experience a unique photographic journey into the lives of people living with osteoporosis from around the world. Join us as six people from Brasil, Canada, India, Jordan and Switzerland share their personal stories and reveal the impact of spinal fractures on their day-to-day lives.

Snap! The Breaking Spine - photo essay