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What is the treatment for small compression fracture of the spine?

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Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 34 years experience
Conservative : Most osteoporotic compression fracture s will heal within 3 months. Treatment focuses on pain management and re building bone with calcium vitamin d and other medications. If pain persists after that amount of time there are other more to invasive approaches that can be tried to manage pain and disability.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Take it easy: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for compression fracture?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Rest & analgesics: Vertebral fracture, often a compression fracture in osteoporotic skin, if not caused by trauma, is often very painful. If intractable not effectively treated with pain medication (analgesics), hospitalization may be required.

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