Vertebral Compression Fracture - Symptoms

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Vertebral Compression Fracture.
What symptoms did you experience with your vertebral compression fracture?
Share your story with others:
eMedicineHealth appreciates your comment. Your comment may be displayed on the site and will always be published anonymously.

Tell us a bit about your background to make your comments more useful to other eMedicineHealth users.

Screen Name: *

Gender of Patient:Male Female

Age Range of Patient:

I am a: Patient Caregiver

Enter your Comment (required)

* Screen Name will appear next to the published comment. Please do not include your full name or email address.

By submitting your comment, and other materials (collectively referred to as a "Submission") to MedicineNet, you grant MedicineNet permission to use, copy, transmit, publish, display, edit and modify your Submission in connection with its Web site. MedicineNet will not pay you for your Submission. You represent that you have all rights necessary for MedicineNet to use your Submission as set forth above.

Please keep these guidelines in mind when writing your comment:

  • Please make sure you address the question asked.
  • Due to the overwhelming number of comments received, not all comments will be published.
  • When selecting comments to publish, our staff will choose those that are educational and complement the topic. Please try to stay on topic.
  • Your comment may be edited. We would typically edit comments to make them clearer and more readable. We will remove personal information such as last names, email and web addresses, and other potentially harmful information.
  • We will not notify you if your comment has been published. We suggest that you check back on the topic article regularly.
  • We do not provide medical or healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis.

Thank you for participating!

I have read and agree to abide by the eMedicineHealth Terms and Conditions and the eMedicineHealth Privacy Policy (required).

To prevent our systems from spam, please complete the following prior to submitting your comment.

See what others are saying

Published: July 29

I had my gallbladder removed and third day post operation I had an acute onset of severe back pain. I could not lie down on my back or sit on a chair due to the severity of the pain. The pain was in my lower back region spreading across both hips. I used tramadol. Voltarol and diazepam for the pain which only touched the surface. After two visits to the doctor I asked for an x-ray and discovered the vertebral compression fracture. It has been seven weeks and the pain is not as severe now. However it gets worse at night and disturbs my sleep. I have osteoporosis diagnosed when I was 44 probable due to an early menopause which started at 39. Regrettable I never took my medication for osteoporosis. I am a nurse and I am on sick leave at the moment. I do a lot of bending and lifting at work and I am terrified to go back in case I fracture more vertebrae. I did not have a fall and wondered if the fracture happened during the procedure or happened during coughing..

Published: May 05

Initially I experienced little or no symptoms of my vertebral compression fracture, then began having a burning, sharp on and off pain. I found it very difficult to stand on my feet for any period of time. Lastly I lost any sensation of needing to have a bowel movement, I did not go for 2 weeks! My doctor put me on Miralax which worked to get me moving; but I still have no feeling of having to go..