Understanding Spinal Compression Fractures

Compression fractures can occur at any location in the spine. They cause back pain and may also lead to numbness in the legs or pain in the abdomen. If you think you have a compression fracture, see an orthopaedic doctor as soon as possible.

Watch this video to learn more about compression fractures. In people with brittle bones, compression fractures can occur without symptoms, which can lead to kyphosis. You may need to be screened for fractures regularly if you have brittle bone disease or osteoporosis.

At MK Orthopaedics, our orthopaedic doctors in Joliet offer surgical and noninvasive treatments for a range of spine and joint issues. You can schedule an appointment by calling (815) 741-6900.

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