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What everyday activities can cause spinal compression fracture?

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The pain usually happens with a slight back strain when you're doing things like this:

  • Lifting a bag of groceries
  • Bending to the floor to pick something up
  • Slipping on a rug or making a misstep
  • Lifting a suitcase out of the trunk of a car
  • Lifting the corner of a mattress when changing bed linens

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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