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What do spinal compression fractures cause along with back pain?

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Along with back pain, spinal compression fractures also can cause:

  • Pain that gets worse when you stand or walk but with some relief when you lie down
  • Trouble bending or twisting your body
  • Loss of height
  • A curved, stooped shape to your spine

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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