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What are the symptoms of spine fractures?

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Many people report some type of back pain when they have a spine fracture, but others don’t have any symptoms. That makes it hard for doctors to diagnose the problem early on. But over time, symptoms of a spinal fracture may include:

  • Sudden, severe back pain
  • Pain that gets worse when you stand or walk
  • Trouble bending or twisting your body
  • Loss of height
  • A curved, stooped shape to your spine

From: Osteoporosis and Spine Fractures WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: “Medications To Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis.”

National Osteoporosis Foundation: “Once is Enough: A Guide to Preventing Further Fractures.” 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “About Osteoporosis: Impact," “Nutrition and Bone Health.” 

McIlwain, H., MD, and D. Bruce, PhD, , Morrow, 2007. Diet for a Pain-Free Life

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 27, 2018

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: “Medications To Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis.”

National Osteoporosis Foundation: “Once is Enough: A Guide to Preventing Further Fractures.” 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “About Osteoporosis: Impact," “Nutrition and Bone Health.” 

McIlwain, H., MD, and D. Bruce, PhD, , Morrow, 2007. Diet for a Pain-Free Life

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 27, 2018

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