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Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0533

Spinal Fracture Online Journals

Spinal fractures are quite common. In the United States alone, an estimated 700,000 fractures occur each year. Our goal is to educate spinal fracture patients about their condition and provide information about a minimally invasive treatment option from Medtronic.

CAUSES: The bones in your spinal column can break or collapse as a result of bone loss. Primary osteoporosis and menopause aren’t the only culprits when it comes to bone loss. Cancer, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hyperthyroidism, and long-term use of corticosteroids also cause loss of bone mass and increase your risk for fracture.

SYMPTOMS: Back pain is a signal that something is wrong. Sudden onset of pain or a chronic, dull ache in your back could indicate that a spinal fracture has occurred. If you have back pain that lasts for more than several days, schedule a visit with your doctor so that the cause of your back pain can be determined and treated.It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on your posture and height. Make it a point to routinely have your height measured by a healthcare professional. Spinal fractures can cause the bones in your spine to collapse, and as a result, height loss can occur.Multiple spinal fractures can also cause postural changes or a dowager’s hump. If you’ve lost height or you have a dowager's hump, you may have spinal fractures.

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