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What is the treatment for spine fractures?

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You’ll probably get medicine to relieve your pain while the fracture heals. Your doctor will also encourage you to move around as soon as possible. Physical therapy might be a good idea, too. Some people need more support for their spine with a brace or surgery.

Having one fracture means you’re more likely to have another, so your doctor may also talk to you about taking medicines that treat osteoporosis and make your bones stronger.

From: Osteoporosis and Spine Fractures WebMD Medical Reference

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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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