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How to deal with Osteoporotic compression fracture?

About:


Osteoporotic compression fracture is caused by a loss of bone mass (osteoporosis) that occurs as part of ageing.


More than 1 million cases are witnessed per year in India. [1]


- Medical diagnosis is required
- Treatment might help but not curable
- Lab tests or imaging required
- Can occur in both men and women


Age groups affected by osteoporotic compression fracture are usually older people i.e. 41 - 60 years and 60+ years .


Symptoms:


Self-diagnosable
Symptoms include back pain, lost height and a hunched-forward posture.


People may experience:
Pain: In the lower and upper back
Mobility: Difficulty to move
Height : Decrease in height or a hunched over back


Treatment:


Self-care: Meditating might help ease the pain and physiotherapy may also offer some relief.


Medications: Narcotics (painkillers) are often prescribed along with analgesics and hormonal medications. Surgery is required in some cases.


Specialists: For further details, consult an orthopaedic surgeon or a physiotherapist. At Mfine, we have many specialist orthopaedician whom

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