A 39-year-old member asked:

Are vertebral crush fractures caused by the collapse of weakened vertebrae? what causes the collapse?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Two variables are bone strength and compressive energy applied the weaker the bone the less energy required to crush vertebra low energy fractures are in weak bone
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