Compression fractures of the back

Vertebral compression fractures

Compression fractures of the back are broken vertebrae. Vertebrae are the bones of the spine.

Compression fracture

In a compression fracture the body of the bone tissue of the vertebra collapses. This can occur because of trauma or a disease process such as osteoporosis or a tumor.

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Outlook (Prognosis)

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Prevention