Advanced age, asthma, diabetes, emphysema, menopause, chronic steroid use and rheumatoid arthritis are all risk factors for osteoporosis or commonly known as thinning of bones. The resultant weakening of bones can lead to compression fractures or spine fracture or vertebral fracture of the spine causing severe pain, deformity, loss of height, immobilization, and in some cases, failure to thrive. A simple test which is commonly available called Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Measurement can help detect the presence of osteopenia or osteoporosis.
Cancer bone metastasis, multiple myeloma, accidents and spine injury can also cause spine fracture or compression fractures.
In a compression fracture, all or part of a spine bone collapses. If you do not have any leg weakness or paralysis, usually surgery is not required. Pain can be treated with non surgical, minimally invasive treatments. Dr G N Goyal at Interventional pain and spine centre, Delhi with its branches at rohini, pitampura, ashok vihar, punjabi bagh, paschim vihar and dwarka is the best doctor to treat spine fractures without any ortho or neuro surgery.