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Compression Fractures

A compression fracture is a small break in the vertebrae, which is more common in women over 50. As women age, their bones weaken, and with osteoporosis, they’re more likely to fracture or break. Osteoporosis causes brittle bones and is a leading cause of compression fractures, in addition to trauma or injuries, and even cancerous tumors of the spine. 

Compression Fractures

Signs & Symptoms of Compression Fractures

Compression fractures can be confirmed with an X-ray. Some people might not feel any pain, while others might feel pain while sitting or standing. Some of the common symptoms include:

  • Sudden back pain that lasts longer than usual, usually between the lower back and shoulders. The pain gets better when you lie down and worse when you stand or walk
  • Limited mobility and flexibility in the spine make it hard to twist or bend over
  • A hunched-over appearance due to the compression of the vertebrae and curving of the back
  • Loss of height
  • Pinched nerves and nerve damage, causing tingling and numbness in the back area and difficulty walking
  • Difficulty controlling the bladder and bowel


Treating Compression Fractures

At Monarch Pain Management, we understand the pain that can accompany any type of fracture of bone break, especially in the spine. We have the experience needed to successfully treat pain caused by compression fractures. The severity of the fracture and the associated discomfort determines the course of treatment, which may include:

  • Pain relief medications to temporarily alleviate pain in the neck and back
  • Braces to support the neck and back and to relieve pain and pressure
  • Medications to strengthen bones and prevent further fractures

For pain that doesn’t respond to first-line therapies, minimally invasive procedures performed by an experienced spinal surgeon such as vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty to stabilize bones and improve mobility may be recommended. Dr. Aaron Przybysz works closely with your healthcare team to develop a personalized treatment plan for pain caused by compression fractures and other injuries of the spine and neck. 


Looking for a Lasting Pain Solution? 

At Monarch Pain Management, we’re here to help with all your aches and pains. Whether it’s neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, or compression fractures, we’ve got you covered. Our goal is to provide effective treatments for any condition that causes mild to severe pain.

Dr. Aaron Przybysz, is licensed by the American Board of Anesthesiology and has extensive experience in pain management treatments. He’ll work with you to find the best solution for your pain. We understand that waiting for treatment can be frustrating, so we make sure to see our patients as soon as possible. We value our patients’ time and comfort.

Schedule your appointment today and start living life fully again. Connect with us to book an appointment and reclaim your life with less pain.


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