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What does it mean when your spinal compression fractures are mild?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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In brief: Compression fracture

Mild compression fractures in healthy premenopausal women are usually treated with a back brace.
Healing ranges from 6-13 weeks in non smokers. When the fractures are moderate to severe and interfere with daily activity then bone cement can be placed in the vertebral body (kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty) to repair the fracture and eliminate the pain.

In brief: Compression fracture

Mild compression fractures in healthy premenopausal women are usually treated with a back brace.
Healing ranges from 6-13 weeks in non smokers. When the fractures are moderate to severe and interfere with daily activity then bone cement can be placed in the vertebral body (kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty) to repair the fracture and eliminate the pain.
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