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Most patients’ pain resolves completely. Rarely, pain becomes chronic. Conservative treatment will take care most of the fractures. If pain persists there are invasive methods available for carefully selected patients.


Calcium  1200-1500 mg/day

Vitamin D 400-800 IU/day

Recognition of Vertebral Fracture in a Clinical Setting (Gehlbach et al Osteoporos Int (2000) 11:577–582 ) Only 18% of medical records indicated that fracture patients had been prescribed calcium, vitamin D, estrogen replacement or an antiresorptive agent.

Kyphoplasty or Vertebroplasty

Aim: Inject cement in the compression fracture

Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF)