Osteoporotic Spine Fractures

Surgery is not needed for all osteoporotic spine fractures, but for some people it provides much-needed pain relief.

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For people with the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, the greatest concern is a broken bone. Once the bones of the spine (vertebrae) become fragile from osteoporosis they can fracture even without a traumatic injury, like a fall. This is called a vertebral compression fracture.
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