A vertebral compression fracture (VCF) is a condition wherein the vertebral body (the column of bones in your spine) collapses or fractures. Vertebral fractures usually occur in the thoracic spinal region, i.e., the middle portion of the spine. When the vertebrae collapse, you suffer from severe back pain, spinal deformity, and loss of height.
Treating Vertebral fractures
- Sudden back pain.
- The pain increases while standing or walking.
- The pain decreases while lying down.
- Inability to move properly.
- Gradual loss of height.
- Spinal deformities.
- Patients with osteoporosis.
- Postmenopausal women.
- Individuals over 55.
- Medical history of osteoporotic VCFs.
- Occupations that necessitate heavy lifting.