Osteoporosis is a condition that causes a thinning of the bones. This can result in vertebral compression fractures, deformity (kyphosis) and even death. Osteoporosis and related spine fractures are largely treatable and preventable with  medications, calcium intake, and  Kyphoplasty (Osteoporosis Fracture Treatment) Video or vertebroplasty surgery.


The most common complication of spinal osteoporosis is a vertebral compression fracture, which can cause back pain, limited mobility, and a hunch/height loss.
Men and women with spinal osteoporosis are at different levels of risk for vertebral compression fracture, but all spinal fracture patients do suffer higher mortality rates after fracture occurs.

The most effective prevention for spinal osteoporosis and resultant compression fractures is working to prevent osteoporosis in general through medical treatment and lifestyle changes.

Testosterone deficiency plays a large role in the development of osteoporosis in men. Learn what causes testosterone deficiency and what can reduce men's osteoporosis risk.

Treating osteoporosis in men is similar to treating the condition in women, but there are additional options available to address the role of testosterone.

Osteoporosis is usually caused by natural age-related changes in the body that decreases bone density (primary osteoporosis).

There are three kinds of spinal compression fracture: wedge fractures, crush fractures, and burst fractures. Learn the differences between them.

Osteoporosis is a leading cause of fractures in the spine, hip and wrist. A compression fracture should be suspected in any patient over the age of 50 with acute onset of back pain.

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