Spinal Compression Fracture

What is it and how is it treated by the spine specialists at Tailored Medical?

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What Is A Spinal Compression Fracture?

A Compression Fracture of the spine is characterized by several small fractures or “cracks” in the vertebrae of the spine. Over time, these fractures begin to weaken the vertebrae and result in spinal instability as well as pain. Spinal Compression Fractures are a progressive condition and are generally the result of osteoporosis or other bone disorders.
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Causes

As mentioned, Spinal Compression Fractures occur usually due to the aging process as the bones start to become brittle and thus more prone to fractures and damage. It can also be caused due to thinning of the bones, which is a result of osteoporosis. Another cause of spinal compression fractures is cancer, as those who suffer from cancers like myeloma are more prone to Spinal Compression Fractures.
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Symptoms

Symptoms of Spinal Compression Fractures are not very obvious which is why people often consider the symptoms to be no more normal back or neck pain. Patients who are in their 50s or older and have consistent back or neck pain should consult a specialist for a better diagnosis.

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Dr. Senatus & Dr. Karim employ a personalized patient-centered approach that prioritizes optimum functional outcome and well-being. Each consultation begins with a comprehensive evaluation by our team designed to create an individualized evidence based treatment plan which includes the patient, family, and collaborating providers.

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