Could a recent car accident cause an old compression fracture to cause pain? I was in a car accident back in april. I have been experiencing severe back pain since the 1st of may. I had a X-ray done and then a mri. The results of the X-ray said I had a co

Probably not. An old compression fracture is almost always healed and so should not cause pain. The exception to this is a vertebral fracture which went on to a nonunion, which is fairly uncommon. It is much more likely that there is another cause to your pain and often a detailed exam and review of the MRI closely can reveal other causes. Thank you for the question.
It . It is possible that the car accident has aggravated the old fracture site explaining the pain.