How to determine if someone has had a previous vertebral fracture

How to determine if someone has had a previous vertebral fracture?

Back pain or tenderness are helpful clues but may be absent since two-thirds of vertebral fractures are asymptomatic. Height loss of >2 inches or dorsal kyphosis are highly suggestive clinical findings. Methods such as vertebral imaging with lateral spine films or dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) vertebral fracture assessment are the most accurate ways to detect existing vertebral fractures.

15585

Sign up to receive the trending updates and tons of Health Tips

Join SeekhealthZ and never miss the latest health information

15856
Scroll to Top