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. Check out spine-health.Com.
This depends on the . The stability of the fracture, whether there is any neurologic involvement, the age of the patient and their health as well if any other associated injuries and the location of the fracture. Treatment can range from none with activity restriction/medication to bracing to possibly surgery.