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What are the signs of multiple spinal compression fractures?

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If you have multiple spinal compression fractures, symptoms include:

  • Height loss. You'll look noticeably shorter.
  • Kyphosis (curved back).
  • Digestive problems like constipation, a weak appetite, and weight loss.
  • Hip pain : The shorter spine brings your rib cage closer to your hipbones. If those bones are rubbing against each other, it can hurt.
  • Breathing problems if your spine is severely compressed

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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