Of Low Back Pain
Causes of Low Back Pain
Compression fractures can occur in any vertebra
(spinal bones) and is described as a collapse of the vertebra.
Symptoms - The first symptom of a compression fracture may be sudden and severe
back pain that remains in one local area. Some persons may experience numbness/tingling,
or weakness in the arms or legs if the spinal cord or nerves leading away from
the fracture have been compressed. If multiple fractures occur in an area of
the back, the person will develop a forward hump-like curvature to the back.
Causes - There are many possible causes of compression fractures. Car accidents,
falls, and weakening of the bone due to pathology (i.e. cancer), or Osteoporosis
Diagnosis - The diagnosis is based on observation of the aforementioned symptoms
and x-rays of the spine. Additional tests (i.e. bone scan, blood tests) may
be needed to diagnose the actual cause of the compression fracture.
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