Compression Fractures

Compression Fractures

Compression Fractures

Compression fractures occur when the bones of the spine collapse, break, or crack. When these bones fracture, it can cause abnormal curvature of the spine, and severe cases can result in a “dowager’s hump” or a hunchback.

Compression Fractures

Compression Fractures Causes

These painful fractures occur most frequently in elderly people who suffer from osteoporosis, as their bones have weakened over time and are more susceptible to a fracture. If the bones are weak enough, a sneeze or stumble could cause a compression fracture. A compression fracture can also occur with a trauma to the spine.

Compression Fractures

Compression Fractures Symptoms

A compression fracture can actually occur with no immediate symptoms. Pain can be immediate after the fracture, or can come about gradually. The most common symptom is pain felt in the mid-back area.

Compression Fractures

Compression Fractures Treatments

Treatments for compression fractures include:

  • Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty
The first step in treating your pain is to get an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms. Based on your diagnosis, you and your doctor can determine your best treatment options. At The Pain Center, we offer traditional and state-of-the-art therapies to treat your pain and help get you back to your normal activities.

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