Pain Management

What to expect after a fracture

Pain is your body’s normal response to a broken bone and injuries to the tissue around it. There are three stages of pain that a person may experience after a fracture: acute pain, sub-acute pain and chronic pain.


What to expect from some specific types of fractures

The four most common sites for broken bones due to osteoporosis are the wrist, the shoulder, the hip and the spine. Bones in the spine are called vertebrae.

Take charge: manage your pain!

Keep track of when and where you feel pain and discuss it with your doctor.

Review your chart to see if your pain is getting better, and what actions help ease your pain. If you cannot manage your pain or it gets worse, call your doctor.