Are you experiencing sudden, severe back pain or a loss in height? Maybe you’ve already been diagnosed with a spinal fracture and just have not found the right treatment. Assuming this type of back pain is part of normal aging can mean putting your life on hold to cope with it. You may be at significant risk if you meet any of the following criteria: you're a woman over the age of 50, an osteoporosis patient, a cancer patient, or you have low bone mineral density. If you’ve already experienced a spinal fracture, you are 3-5 times more likely to experience another one within one year.1 To learn more about your level of risk and what you can do about it, schedule an appointment with a specialist. References
- Lindsay R, Silverman SL, Cooper C, et al. Risk of new vertebral fracture in the year following a fracture. Jama 2001;285(3):320-3.