Dangers of Undetected Fractures
Diagnosing Spine Fractures
In a study from the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, a team has found that three in five older men with tiny spinal fractures related to osteoporosis reported new or worseing back pain. Only one quarter of the fractures are diagnosed by a doctor.
“Even when spine fractures are not recognized or diagnosed by a clinician, they still may cause new or worsening back pain and disability in some patients,”
If you are experiencing persistent back pain for more than 6 weeks, it is advisable to seek medical evaluation.
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