Vertebral Compression Fractures

Vertebral compression fracture is a collapse in the vertebral body, which is one of the primary supporting structures of the spine. This can cause a severe deformity of the spinal column and also severe pain. They may occur in any vertebrae but most commonly occur in the lower thoracic spine or lumbar spine. This type of fracture most commonly occurs in the elderly who have osteoporosis. It can also occur in patients with metastatic cancer to the bone.

Our doctors will work with you to first diagnose the source of the pain and then form a comprehensive treatment plan addressing all aspects of your pain. Possible treatments for vertebral compression fracture range from non-invasive therapy such as physical therapy and medication to minimally invasive options such as kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty. We take great care to individualize your treatment so that you are given the tools necessary to get the relief you are looking for.

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