Compression fracture of spine

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What is compression fracture of spine?

A compression fracture occurs when the normal vertebral body of the spine is squashed, or compressed, to a smaller height. Osteoporosis is the most common cause. It may also be caused trauma to the back, tumors that started in the bone or spread to the bone from elsewhere.

Common symptoms reported by people with compression fracture of spine

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with compression fracture of spine

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with compression fracture of spine, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with compression fracture of spine

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for compression fracture of spine (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
vomiting
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with compression fracture of spine, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has compression fracture of spine on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 17
40s 24
50s 47
60s 31
70+ 24
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 9
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 40
Female 108

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 83
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from compression fracture of spine patients who have completed their condition history
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