Spinal Compression Risk Factors

Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says women are a little more susceptible of suffering from compression fracture, because of the hormonal factors. The bones are being fed up by the hormones, so if those hormones or those chemicals are low in the body they can become a little more susceptible into developing fractures.

Theresa Pazionis, Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon at Miami Cancer Institute, points out smoking is terrible and goes along with malnutrition, so patients who smoke are more prone to be osteoporotic.

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