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Medical Library Topics Spinal compression fracture

Spinal compression fracture

Overview

A compression fracture is typically caused by a loss of bone mass (osteoporosis) that occurs as part of aging. A fall, cough, or lifting of a heavy object may cause a fracture of the back bones.

Symptoms

Symptoms include back pain, lost height, and a hunched-forward posture.

Treatments

Treatments include physical therapy, surgery, and medications to relieve pain.

Last Updated: June 13th, 2017