Can anyone help me with a question I have. I fractured my T12 this past November 19th. I had the vertebra fixed with cement a couple of weeks ago so that part no longer causes me pain. About 4 weeks after the fracture I noticed my tummy pooching out in the front, and I also have been having severe pain in my back and my ribs in the front feel like bone is rubbing on bone. Can Osteoporosis show up so quickly like that, as to cause these things to happen? I'm seeing an Ortho. Dr. on Friday.