How fast can the cervical spine collapse if osteoporosis?

Not fast. Although the spine can suffer vertebral fractures from osteoporosis, cervical spine fragility fractures are very uncommon. You are more likely to suffer fractures of the lower thoracic or upper lumber spine.

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Can a person get paralysed from osteoporosis or even worse quadriplegic from cervical spine fractures?

Yes. Yes, if someone fractures there cervical spine during a fall or injury, the spinal cord can become injured and this can result in weakness and quadriplegia. The osteoporosis itself does not cause a spinal cord injury, a fracture or disc herniation can cause spinal cord injury. If you have osteoporosis it is important to see your primary specialist and to have that evaluated and treated. Read more...