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Vertebral Fracture

Vertebral fractures represent a potentially devastating source of new-onset pain in the mid and lower back region. Unlike other types of back pain that may radiate to other parts of the body, the discomfort from these fractures is generally localized to the specific area of the break.

Causes and Risk Factors

Vertebral fractures can happen spontaneously, especially in individuals with osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones and makes them more susceptible to fractures. In other cases, trauma from an accident or fall can lead to a fracture. Those who are elderly, have a family history of osteoporosis, or suffer from certain chronic conditions may be at an increased risk.


The primary symptom of a vertebral fracture is sudden, sharp, and intense pain in the back. The pain can be persistent and may be exacerbated by movement, bending, or lifting. In severe cases, a fracture can even lead to a noticeable loss of height or deformity of the spine.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The diagnosis of a vertebral fracture is typically made through imaging studies like CT scans or MRI, which allow healthcare providers to view the affected area in detail. Early detection is vital to prevent further complications and to start appropriate treatment, which may include pain management, physical therapy, bracing, or even surgery in severe cases.

Dallas Pain Institutes’ Commitment

At the Dallas Pain Institutes, we understand how debilitating vertebral fractures can be, and we are committed to providing personalized and comprehensive care. With three convenient locations, our experienced team of specialists will work with you to assess your individual needs and develop a tailored treatment plan.

Don’t allow your pain to linger and disrupt your daily life. If you suspect a vertebral fracture or are dealing with persistent back pain, call us today to discuss your options. We’ll schedule an appointment at the location nearest you, taking the first vital step towards alleviating your pain and restoring your quality of life. Our priority is your well-being, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.