Osteoporosis affects spinal vertebrae, with spine fractures being twice as common as hip fractures.
Prevent and treat spinal osteoporosis with exercise, medications, and lifestyle adjustments. Consult a healthcare provider.
Osteoporosis is categorized as primary (age-related) or secondary (resulting from other conditions or medications), both weakening bones.
Spinal compression fractures include wedge fractures, crush fractures, and burst fractures, affecting vertebral shape and stability.
Symptoms of vertebral fractures may include sudden back pain, height loss, and changes in posture.
Osteoporosis weakens bones, raising fracture risk. Manage and prevent it through lifestyle changes and medical care.
Osteoporosis often leads to compression fractures in the spine, characterized by a significant decrease in vertebral height.
Risk factors for osteoporosis include age, gender (more common in women), family history, low body weight, and certain medications.