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What is the main symptom of spinal compression fracture?

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The main symptom you’ll notice with a spinal compression fracture is back pain. It may start gradually and get worse over time or come on suddenly and sharply. But regardless of how it happens, it’s important to let your doctor know about it, especially if you’re a woman who is near or over age 50.

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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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