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Doctor insights on: Osteoporosis Cause Compression Fracture Spinal Vertebrae

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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I'm a 31-year-old male with osteoporosis and compression fracture L4 disk spine?

I'm a 31-year-old male with osteoporosis and compression fracture
L4 disk spine?

Unusual : It is very unusual for a 31 year old to have osteoporosis and so a full endocrine workup would be indicated to find the underlying cause.; otherwise you might be at high risk for further fractures. ...Read more

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My mother - born 1934 - has osteoporosis & has a compression fracture in her back. What should she be taking for osteoporosis meds?

My mother - born 1934 - has osteoporosis & has a compression fracture in her back.  What should she be taking for osteoporosis meds?

Calcium supplements: She should be using a calcium supplement and doing anti-gravitational exercises( walking) if possibility to strengthen her bone production capability. ...Read more

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Compression fracture of L1 L3 kyphoplasty no good bad osteoporosis chronic pain. Ms continue little to no relief any other pain med better for this?

See details: Are you under the care of a pain specialist? If not, consider seeing one. Morphine is very effective and it may be just a matter of altering the daily dose. Are you taking anything for the osteoporosis. Forteo is the drug of choice for severe osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Will a t12 spinal burst fracture cause reproductive failure for me, unable to conceive since accdent had L1 compression fracture also.Not paralyzed.

Will a t12 spinal burst fracture cause reproductive failure for me, unable to conceive since accdent had L1 compression fracture also.Not paralyzed.

Look for other cause: According to the national spinal cord injury assn, "many women who receive spinal cord injuries are in their childbearing years. Following a spinal cord injury (sci), there is no evidence that a woman's ability to conceive is affected.". Pain and other symptoms from the fracture can produce stress that adversely affect fertility and conception. Work with your doctors to identify other causes. ...Read more

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28 w osteoporosis and spinal fractures low vit d is all that was found! Is this what caused it? And can it be reversed if i take my vit d?

Osteoporosis: You are very young to have this. Are you on steroids or have any other medical problems? Have you had bariatric surgery and are non compliant with your supplements? It is important for you to take calcium citrate with vit D3 twice daily, however, you need to see the endocrinologist to make sure you don't have issues with your parathyroid. Good luck, hope you feel better ...Read more

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Compression fracture to lumbar vertebrae. How would this be fixed?

Compression fracture to lumbar vertebrae. How would this be fixed?

Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will allow a compression fracture to heal in younger patients. It usually takes 3 months to heal. Some fractures require surgical stabilization. In the elderly, if conservative measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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What are things you can do at home to treat a spinal compression fracture?

What are things you can do at home to treat a spinal compression fracture?

Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will allow a compression fracture to heal in younger patients. In the elderly, if these measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option. ...Read more

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Tell me about glue for a spinal compression fracture. What's the technical name?

Tell me about glue for a spinal compression fracture. What's the technical name?

Kyphoplasty: Kyphoplasty is an excellent treatment for patients with osteoporotic compression fractures that are failing conservative care or are in debilitating pain. It relieves the pain by stabilizing the fracture. Check out kyphon.Com. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a spinal compression fracture and a spinal compression deformity?

What's the difference between a spinal compression fracture and a spinal compression deformity?

See below please: Compression fracture when the vertebrae break in certain way .Compression deformity is the deformity it happen to the spine sequence to that. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
2,299 doctors shared insights

Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Compression Fracture (Definition)

A vertebral bone in the spine that has decreased at least 15% to 20% in ...Read more