Health Tip: Signs of a Spinal Fracture
People with osteoporosis may be prone
(HealthDay News) -- A spinal fracture occurs when a small bone in the spine cracks, often a result of soft, brittle bones caused by osteoporosis.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons lists these common warning signs of a spinal fracture:
- Back pain that occurs near the spot of the fracture.
- Pain that worsens when you stand or sit for an extended period.
- Pain that eases when you rest or lie down.
- Rarely, pain that appears to radiate to another spot, such as the legs or abdomen.
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.