Vertebral Compression Fracture

Vertebral Compression Fracture Surgery at SPINE/RX

What Is a Vertebral Compression Fracture?

Simply put, a compression fracture occurs when the bones in the spine weaken and crack. Vertebral compression fractures are very common in the United States, especially in adults over 60. They are often caused by osteoporosis or trauma. Severe compression fractures of the spine can be extremely painful.

How Is a Vertebral Compression Fracture Treated?

A vertebral compression fracture is most typically treated with either one or a combination of the following: rest, bracing, medication, vitamin supplements, physical therapy, injections or surgery.

When Is Surgery Recommended for a Vertebral Compression Fracture?

Surgery may be recommended for a fracture if it does not improve through initial treatment methods, if the fracture is severe or unstable, or if you’re experiencing persistent debilitating pain in the spine or extremities. Surgery may also be recommended if diagnostic tests detect damage to the spinal cord or nerve roots, or if spine surgeons anticipate any significant risk of future deterioration.

Living with a compression fracture can be painful, and may cause you to miss out on the activities you love. If medication or therapy fail to relieve your neck or back pain, spine surgery may provide the relief you need to live the life you desire.


If spine surgery for a vertebral compression fracture makes you nervous, you’re not alone. That’s why SPINE/RX provides minimally-invasive procedures, offering less pain, shorter recovery times and limited scarring. See the difference at SPINE/RX.

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Often, neck and back pain surgery does not require an overnight hospital stay, depending on the severity of your unique condition. Many of our minimally-invasive procedures are same-day, outpatient surgeries.

SPINE/RX understands that being free from vertebral compression fracture pain means getting your life back on track. That’s why we offer advanced surgical techniques to provide a clear path to lasting pain relief. See the difference at SPINE/RX.

Stop living with pain today.

Take a step toward finally relieving your neck and back pain. Contact SPINE/RX for your free MRI review or initial consultation today!

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