Vertebral Compression Fracture (cont.)
Vertebral Compression Fracture Symptoms
- Pain: It tends to be in the lower back but may occur in the
middle or upper back or neck. Some people may also have hip, abdominal, or thigh pain.
- Numbness, tingling, and weakness: Such symptoms could mean compression of the nerves at the fracture site.
- Losing control (incontinence) of urine or stool or inability to urinate (urinary retention): If these symptoms are present, the fracture may be pushing on the spinal cord itself.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/21/2013
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