A spinal fracture caused due to osteoporosis is referred to as compression fracture. As we grow older, our bones
become brittle and they are at a high risk of breaking. Osteoporosis is a disease wherein the bones become weak and
are likely to break. It is often left unnoticed for many years with no symptoms until a bone finally breaks.
Most of the fractures that occur as a result of osteoporosis are localised in the spine. These spinal fractures are called
vertebral compression fractures. They are twice as common as other fractures linked to osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is not the cause for all vertebral fractures. But a fracture occurs usually due to a weakened skeleton
from osteoporosis. According to the clinical guidelines provided by the National Institute for Health and Care
Excellence, Osteoporosis fractures are those that occur due to the mechanical forces that would generally not result
in a fracture.
What are the symptoms of Vertebral Compression Fractures?
Physical examination of the patient with diagnostic procedures is required to evaluate the abnormality in the spine.
The diagnostic tests
Physical therapy for safe mobility, fall prevention and discharge planning