Real stories of #TheBackOfOsteoporosis
Joe questioned whether he could continue to work
Joe is 65 and lives in Suffolk. He broke four bones in his spine before being diagnosed with osteoporosis and is now taking medication and exercising regularly to help manage his condition.
Anna had two spinal fractures at the age of 19
Anna Richman, from Liverpool, suffered from anorexia as a teenager. The condition weakened her bones to such an extent that she had two spinal fractures at the tender age of 19.
Christine had to give up the job she loved
Christine, from Bradford, experienced her first spinal fracture aged 55 after slipping on her driveway. She describes how osteoporosis has affected her life and what her hopes are for the future.
Jason was forced to give up competitive cycling
Jason was diagnosed with osteoporosis aged 30 and had to give up competitive cycling as a result.
Sheila's husband is too scared to hug her
Sheila Knight, 80, from Gravesend in Kent has broken four bones in her spine and lost five inches in height. She tells us about her experiences and her hopes for her granddaughters.