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what is done if you have compression fracture of l4 vertebrae due to osteoporosis?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Supportive therapy: Usually, compression fractures heal with medication and physical therapy. Some fractures are treated with injections or surgery.
Answered on May 26, 2016
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Compression frx: Bedrest brace kyphoplasty pain control treat osteoporsiscto prevent the next one.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Yes: Osteopenia or osteoporosis can cause vertebral compression fractures, which can be spontaneous. Also, trauma can cause these fractures.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Yes.: That is the most common cause.
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