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COMPRESSION FRACTURES OF THE BACK

Compression fractures of the back

Causes

Osteoporosis is the most common cause of this type of fracture. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile. In most cases, bone loses calcium and other minerals with age.

  • Trauma to the back
  • Tumors that started in the bone or spread to the bone from elsewhere
  • Tumors that start in the spine, such as multiple myeloma

Having many fractures of the vertebrae can lead to kyphosis. This is a hump-like curvature of the spine.

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