Spine Fracture Pain
The main symptom you’ll notice with a spinal compression fracture is back pain. It may start gradually and get worse over time or come on suddenly and sharply. But regardless of how it happens, it’s important to let your doctor know about it, especially if you’re a woman who is near or over age 50.
Most compression fractures — tiny cracks in the bones of your spine, or vertebra — in women at this age happen because of osteoporosis, a condition defined by bones that are weak and brittle. Treatment of a compression fracture can help lower your risk for more fractures.