Osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density resulting in brittle, fragile bones that are more susceptible to fractures. The condition most commonly affects elderly women. The goal of the osteoporosis treatment is to control pain and prevent bone fractures, by preventing bone loss. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pain medications and spinal bracing are often used for the treatment of pain. Other options include lifestyle changes, weight bearing exercises, calcium and vitamin D supplements, hormone replacement therapy, and medications to stop bone loss and strengthen bones.