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cause of vertebral compression fracture

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Osteopenia or osteoporosis can cause vertebral compression fractures, which can be spontaneous. Also, trauma can cause these fractures.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes.: That is the most common cause.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: A spinal compression fracture can occur with either osteoporosis or osteopenia but is much more common with osteoporosis.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Sure can be: Any vertebral fracture has the potential to be bad. Compression fractures, depending on the cause, can create lots of problems. Among them are pinched ... Read More
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