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.

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

Relax. The fracture needs to heal, and depending on age, could take 6-8 weeks. Best to avoid heavy lifting and exercise, especially contact sports until this has stabilized. A fairly benign procedure called kyphoplasty may be useful. Talk to your doctor about analgesics, muscle relaxants, and perhaps physical therapy, with eventual exercise. Read more...
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...

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

Kyphoplasty. A compression fracture that does not improve after 3 months or more with conservative measures may respond to this procedure. A neurosurgeon inserts a balloon like device into the collapsed vertebrae and blows it up. Into this new space a cement like substance is put into the newly expanded vertebrae. This is done under general anesthesia ANS maybe very succesful for pain management. Read more...
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...

Would a spinal compression fracture show on CT scan 5 yrs later?

Yes. If you had a definitive fracture of the ? Thoracic or lumbar spine 5 years ago from trauma( mva, fall etc.) then a good quality ct scan w/ appropriate 'cuts' should be able to visualize in most cases the healed vertebral body fracture.If it was a 'questionable ' fx. Or one sustained w/ minor trauma it may not be seen or appreciated. Read more...
Yes. Compression fracture of the spine is when the vertebral body (bone of the spine) has collapsed on itself. While the bone may heal, the loss of height of the bone is usually still seen and an should be apparent on CT imaging if that bone is included on the exam. However may need to have images reviewed in the sagittal and coronal planes for it to be seen. Read more...