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SC Comp Fractures

Compression fractures of the Spine

Compression fractures develop when the front of the spine starts collapsing developing wedging due to stress from the weakening of the bone due to osteoporosis where the bone is soft and spongy rather than being dense like a brick. Some of the conditions that cause the weakening of the bone could be due to vitamin D deficiency, diabetes, aging, and bony replacement by soft cancerous cells. Trauma from falls or accidents may also result in fractures despite having normal bone density.

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