Vertebral Compression Fracture Topic Guide

Vertebral Compression Fracture Vertebral Compression Fracture: A vertebral compression fracture occurs when the bones of the spine become broken due to trauma. Causes include osteoporosis, trauma, and pathologic fracture. Symptoms include: Treatment may involve:
  • wearing a back brace,
  • resting,
  • icing,
  • taking pain relievers,
  • exercise, and
  • surgery.

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