Vertebral compression fractures occur when the bones of the spine become broken due to trauma. Usually the trauma required to break the bones of the spine is quite intense. In certain circumstances, however, such as in elderly people and in people with cancer, these same bones can break with little or no force.
The vertebrae most commonly broken are those in the lower back. Causes of compression fractures of vertebrae include osteoporosis, trauma and pathologic fracture (due to a pre-existing disease).
In addition to medications and surgery, our facility offers patients suffering with vertebral compression fractions two minimally invasive treatment options for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures: