A 27-year-old member asked:
Is a vertebral compression fracture serious?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Miller answered
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Sure can be: Any vertebral fracture has the potential to be bad. Compression fractures, depending on the cause, can create lots of problems. Among them are pinched nerves with associated pain syndromes, loss of mobility and others. Depending on the situation, compression fractures can be heralds for more ominous things. You should be seeing a doctor for this, if you haven't already.
Answered on Jul 30, 2017
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