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Is it possible for osteoporosis or osteopenia to cause a compression fracture in the spinal vertebrae?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Yes

A spinal compression fracture can occur with either osteoporosis or osteopenia but is much more common with osteoporosis.

In brief: Yes

A spinal compression fracture can occur with either osteoporosis or osteopenia but is much more common with osteoporosis.
Dr. Frederick Singer
Dr. Frederick Singer
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Weak bones compress

Osteoporosis by definition means porous or weak bones.
What causes osteoporosis? Poor diet, lack of excercise, lack of real sunlight, age, genetics. Make sure that you eat enough protein (bones are calcified protein) have your doctor check your vitamin d levels and also check testosterone and Progesterone levels. Hypothyoid can also contribute to osteoporosis.

In brief: Weak bones compress

Osteoporosis by definition means porous or weak bones.
What causes osteoporosis? Poor diet, lack of excercise, lack of real sunlight, age, genetics. Make sure that you eat enough protein (bones are calcified protein) have your doctor check your vitamin d levels and also check testosterone and Progesterone levels. Hypothyoid can also contribute to osteoporosis.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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