Osteoporosis and Compression Fractures

About 700,000 cases of spinal compression fractures occur every year due to osteoporosis. Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says sometimes people in their 80 years old all of the sudden develop back pain.

He also explains x-rays are the best way to know if you have a fracture and sometimes during an x-ray the doctor captures a fracture and the patient does not have any pain.

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