Compression Fractures of the Spine

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Compression Fractures of the Spine

This is a collapse of vertebral bone. It can affect one or more vertebrae. Compression fractures typically develop in your mid or lower back. This can change the shape of your spine.

What are compression fractures?

This detailed video describes compression fractures of the spine, including their causes, symptoms and complications, and treatment. Treatment options may include rest and medications to control your pain. If these methods are not helpful, you may benefit from a procedure such as vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty. Your healthcare provider can develop a care plan that is right for your needs.