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Compression Fracture of the Spine Due to Osteoporosis

Compression Fracture of the Spine Due to Osteoporosis
Compression Fracture of the Spine Due to Osteoporosis

In compression fractures due to osteoporosis, the weakened back bones (vertebrae) may collapse spontaneously or after a slight injury. These fractures usually occur in the middle or lower back.