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.

Vertebral Compression Fracture Topic Guide - Visuals

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Vertebral Compression Fracture Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ibandronate Ibandronate

Ibandronate is a bisphosphonate (bis FOS fo nayt) medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can slow bone loss and may help prevent...learn more »

alendronate Alendronate

Alendronate is a bisphosphonate (bis FOS fo nayt) medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can slow bone loss and may help prevent...learn more »

acetaminophen and hydrocodone Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone

Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication, sometimes called a narcotic...learn more »