Vertebral compression fracture: A fracture that collapses a spinal vertebra as a result of the compression of bone, leading to collapse of the vertebrae much like a sponge collapses under the pressure of one's hand. Although they may occur without pain, such vertebral fractures often cause a severe, band-like pain that radiates from the spine around both sides of the body. Over many years, spinal fractures lessen the height of the spine and the person becomes shorter. Vertebral compression fractures are often linked to osteoporosis. Treatment is usually with pain medicine, rest, injury avoidance, and bracing, although in some cases surgery can be used.
See also vertebroplasty.
A vertebral compression fracture occurs when the bones of the spine become broken due to trauma. Usually the trauma necessary to break the bones of the spine is quite ...
VERTEBRAL COMPRESSION FRACTURE When a bone in the spine collapses, it is called a vertebral compression fracture. This injury most often happens in the lower part of the ...
A vertebral compression fracture occurs when the bones of the spine become broken due to trauma.
An accurate and timely diagnosis can significantly reduce the adverse affects of a vertebral compression fracture. By Spine-health.com.
Care guide for Vertebral Compression Fracture possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment options and means of care and support.