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What does it mean if I have osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures?

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Dr. Paul Slosar
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Patient specific: Some patients have no pain while others suffer debilitating pain from a vcf. Regardless, it is critical to treat your osteoporosis.
Answered on Nov 25, 2013
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Yes: Mri scan is the most accurate test. Pain over the fracture site is the most useful physical finding.
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