Spinal Fracture Treatment

Osteoporosis is the most widespread degenerative disease in the developed world causing more than 700,000 spinal fractures in the United State every year. A fracture in the spine – also called a vertebral compression fracture (VCF) – is when your vertebrae (the bones that make up your spine) break and collapse. In patients with osteoporosis this can occur with falls, lifting objects or just twisting the wrong way. These fractures can cause sudden extreme pain that severely impacts the patient’s mobility and quality of life.

Although spinal osteoporotic fractures are the most common type of fragility fracture, they largely remain undiagnosed and untreated. Many cases are not recognized by doctors and may be left untreated. When left untreated an individual is at risk to sustain