Spinal Compression Fractures
- Sudden onset of back pain
- Worsened pain while standing or moving
- Limited back mobility
- Loss of height
- Eventual deformity
What Causes Spinal Compression Fractures?
Other causes of spinal compression fractures include traumatic accidents, or those with bone tumors, such as multiple myeloma, that occur in the spine.
Diagnosis & Treatment
For severe pain or disability, surgical treatment called vertebroplasty may be considered. This procedure restores the height of the bone and stabilizes the fracture to prevent further collapse. Most compression fractures heal completely within 8 to 12 weeks. An essential part of treatment is to prevent future injury.
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