Broken spine (vertebral fracture)

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What is broken spine (vertebral fracture)?

Spinal fractures can occur in the thoracic (midback), lumbar (lower back) or cervical (upper back) regions of the spine. A breakage of the spinal vertebrae may be due to trauma or osteoporosis.

Common symptoms reported by people with broken spine (vertebral fracture)

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 broken spine (vertebral fracture)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Morphine ER)
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)

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

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with broken spine (vertebral fracture), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with broken spine (vertebral fracture)

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog headaches 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Morphine ER)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for broken spine (vertebral fracture) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation difficulty urinating (dysuria) 2 more
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
for broken spine (vertebral fracture) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
muscle weakness
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with broken spine (vertebral fracture), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has broken spine (vertebral fracture) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 10
30s 26
40s 63
50s 73
60s 61
70+ 31

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 84
Female 182

These charts show data from broken spine (vertebral fracture) patients who have completed their condition history
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