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Back Pain-Am I a Victim of Spinal Compression Fracture?

A Compression Fracture occurs when the bones of the spine i.e. the vertebrae collapses. Such fracture can lead to the destruction of our vertebrae completely leaving us in poor posture, in acute pain, and loss of height etc.

How do you fall prey to compression fractures?

Osteoporosis is the most common reason that can lead you to such fractures. As a result of this disease, spine bones become weak and they are totally unable to support normal stress and pressure. And eventually, by only coughing, twisting or lifting the vertebra will be fractured.


Furthermore, an injury to the spine which is so hard that it has affected your buttocks or a blow on the head can cause spinal compression fracture. Such fractures also occur, if cancer spreads in the whole body and weakens the spine bone.

Check the below symptoms for Compression Fractures:

Generally the symptoms that link your bodily issues with compression fractures include:

  • Persisting back pain
  • Loss of height
  • Stooped Posture
  • Numbness or tingling in the legs or back
  • Weakness
  • Problems in walking
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control.

What should be done to cure the fractures?

Since months if you are taking medications, or following non surgical treatments, and you still left with pain not being diminished at all; as if the pain has not responded to the medications at all or you are even unable to complete the daily routine work then its better that you consider one sufficient surgical treatment known as microdiscectomy.

Microdiscectomy will help treat Compression Fractures

Microdiscectomy typically performed for the back pain issues or the herniated lumbar disc, is actually more effective in alleviating pain. The major aim of this surgery is to relieve back pain by taking off the pressure from the nerves.

In the surgical process the surgeon first visualizes the nerve root. A little part from the inside of the facet joint is removed which eases the access to nerve root and relieves the pressure from the nerve. Then the disc fragment is removed from under the nerve root.

As after this surgery, all the joints, the ligaments and muscles are left intact so there is no change in the lower spine’s mechanical structure of the patient.

After this surgery

The chronic pains that you have been facing for so long due to the fractures are relieved to a greater extent after this treatment and the patients will be able to resume their activity within 2 weeks of the procedure. But microdiscectomy will only act as a cure, if you after this procedure take a lot of care of yourself, keep taking the medications strictly, protect yourself from any huge injuries, have a balanced and nutritious diet etc.

Hence, aim for quicker recovery and less pain as everyone is important for their loved ones. And when your target will be such you will choose for yourself the perfect treatment that will eventually grant you relief from the excruciating pain that you were once facing.