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What are symptoms of spinal compression fractures?

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Some people feel almost no symptoms from spinal compression fractures. The cracks may happen so gradually that the pain is relatively mild or unnoticeable. For others, the pain may turn into a chronic backache in the injured area. For many people, a spinal compression fracture will hurt less as the bone heals. That can take up to 2 or 3 months. Other people will still have pain after the fracture has healed.

SOURCES: 

Black D. 2000.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab,

Michael Schaufele, MD, physiatrist and professor of orthopaedics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 18, 2016

SOURCES: 

Black D. 2000.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab,

Michael Schaufele, MD, physiatrist and professor of orthopaedics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 18, 2016

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