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What does it mean if I have osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures?

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Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Patient specific

Some patients have no pain while others suffer debilitating pain from a vcf.
Regardless, it is critical to treat your osteoporosis.

In brief: Patient specific

Some patients have no pain while others suffer debilitating pain from a vcf.
Regardless, it is critical to treat your osteoporosis.
Dr. Paul Slosar
Dr. Paul Slosar
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Weakbonesanda wedge

One of your bone blocks is now wedge shape from a low energy event and there where some signs of poor bone mineralization weak bones get a baseline bone density test and treat the osteoporsis with your pcp trycto prevent the next one.
After one the risk you'llhave orhers is high.

In brief: Weakbonesanda wedge

One of your bone blocks is now wedge shape from a low energy event and there where some signs of poor bone mineralization weak bones get a baseline bone density test and treat the osteoporsis with your pcp trycto prevent the next one.
After one the risk you'llhave orhers is high.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
With aging and also different medical conditions, the bone density and architecture becomes inadequate to sustain the vertebral body against mild, otherwise normal, forces. These fractures can occur with simple bending, coughing, and lifting moderate weights. To minimize the risk, prevention is recommended with post-menopausal bone density scans, possible medications, and calcium intake.
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