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

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Treatments taken by people for compression fracture of spine

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Who has compression fracture of spine on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 55 say compression fracture of spine is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 19
40s 29
50s 43
60s 54
70+ 38
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 11
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 50
Female 139

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 90
Not Diagnosed 0

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