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Spinal Compression Fractures - Causes and Treatments

Jun 6, 2022 10:54:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Spinal compression fractures affect nearly one million people in the U.S. each year. They are most common in older people, especially women who are past menopause. Experts estimate that a quarter of women over fifty and nearly...
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Help for Spinal Compression Fractures—Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty

Oct 21, 2019 12:39:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

What is a spinal compression fracture?

Most often seen in patients with osteoporosis, spinal compression fractures occur when the vertebrae lack sufficient strength to support the spine. This can also happen as a result of trauma...

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Mom Has a Spine Fracture: What are Her Options?

Dec 4, 2014 8:00:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

As people age, bones become more susceptible to fractures. Compression fractures, particularly, occur frequently in women suffering from or with a high ris of osteoporosis (a thinning of the bones), as well as in individuals who...

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