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OSTEOPOROSIS + SUDDEN BACK PAIN COULD MEAN A SPINAL FRACTURE

Treatment options are available. Take the quiz to see if you could have a spinal fracture.

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UNDERSTANDING SPINAL FRACTURES

Spinal fractures — also called Vertebral Compression Fractures or VCF — occur when one of the bones in the spine fractures or collapses, often due to osteoporosis or sometimes to cancer or non-cancerous lesions.

SPINAL FRACTURES ARE SERIOUS

They can be quite serious and a threat to overall health, with a downward spiral of potential consequences that can increase disability and reduce your quality of life.

SPINAL FRACTURES ARE COMMON

In fact, there are more than 800,000 each year in the United States, more than hip or wrist fractures.1

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SPINAL FRACTURES
ARE TREATABLE

Early diagnosis and interventional treatment are important steps to avoid the downward spiral of complications associated with spinal fractures.2

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Hear what Doctor Douglas Linville II, M.D., Spine Specialty Center, PLLC says about what to expect with a spinal fracture.

UNDERSTAND THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A SPINE FRACTURE

TREATMENT OPTIONS

You can get your quality of life back. Find relief from spinal fractures.

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Learn why Osteoporosis can be costly.

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Listen to one patient’s story about living with Osteoporosis.

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Left untreated, spinal fractures can disrupt the alignment of your spine, causing it to tilt forward into what is commonly called a “dowager's hump.” If you’ve lost height or you have a dowager's hump, you may have had spinal fractures.

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If you think you may have a spinal fracture, call your doctor for an evaluation. They may refer you to a specialist.

PATIENT STORIES

Hear from spinal fracture patients who found relief and improved their quality of life.

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1

IOF.  https://www.iofbonehealth.org/breaking-spine-report-2010. Accessed December 2018. 

2

Brunton S, et al. Vertebral compression fractures in primary care: recommendations from a consensus panel. J Fam Pract. 2005;54(9):781-788.

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Vedantam R. Management of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: a review. Am J Clin Med. 2009;6(4):14-18.

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Ross PD. Clinical consequences of vertebral fractures. Am J Med. 1997;103(2A):30S-43S.

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Gold DT. The clinical impact of vertebral fractures: quality of life in women with osteoporosis. Bone. 1996;18(3 Suppl):185S- 189S. Review. (Historical information on epidemiology of spinal osteoporosis and QOL. Medtronic comment, March 2013).

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Silverman SL. The clinical consequences of vertebral compression fracture. Bone. 1992;13 Suppl 2:S27-S31. (Historical disease state information on vertebral compression fractures. Medtronic comment, March 2013).

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.