A 53-year-old member asked:
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Are vertebral compression fractures common?

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Dr. Paul Slosar
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: They occur in older patients usually due to osteoporosis. Women are affected 6:1 compared to men.
Answered on Nov 24, 2019
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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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Dr. Paul Slosar
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Patient specific: Some patients have no pain while others suffer debilitating pain from a vcf. Regardless, it is critical to treat your osteoporosis.
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