Are you at risk for spinal fracture?

Certain conditions, including osteoporosis and cancer, can put you at risk.

I'm taking steroid medication. Am I at risk?

Are you at risk for spinal fracture?

Certain conditions, including osteoporosis and cancer, can put you at risk.

I'm taking steroid medication. Am I at risk?

Are you at risk for spinal fracture?

Certain conditions, including osteoporosis and cancer, can put you at risk.

I'm taking steroid medication. Am I at risk?

Are you at risk for spinal fracture?

Certain conditions, including osteoporosis and cancer, can put you at risk.

I'm taking steroid medication. Am I at risk?

Don't turn your back on back pain.

Have you experienced sudden back pain or a decrease in height? You may have already experienced a spinal fracture. Writing off back pain as just a normal part of aging is a mistake many people—and even their doctors—often make.

If you're a woman over the age of 50, an osteoporosis patient, a cancer patient, or you have low bone mineral density, your risk for spine fracture is increased. If you’ve already experienced a spinal fracture, you are 3-5 times more likely to experience another one within one year.1

Take charge of your bone health! Talk to your doctor as soon as possible about your level of risk and your treatment options.

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About Spinal Fracture

Spinal fractures are very common, but many people are unaware of the symptoms and risk factors.

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Take a Risk Assessment

Take a short quiz and find out whether you may be at risk for spinal fracture.

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Treatments for Spinal Fracture

Understanding your treatment options can help you discuss them with your doctor.

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References

  • Lindsay R, Silverman SL, Cooper C, et al. Risk of new vertebral fracture in the year following a fracture. Jama 2001;285(3):320-3.
  • Cooper C, Atkinson EJ, O’Fallon WM, Melton LJ III 1992 Incidence of clinically diagnosed vertebral fractures: A population-based study in Rochester, Minnesota, 1985-1989. J Bone Miner Res 7:221-227.