How I Found an Outpatient Solution to My Vertebral Compression Fracture

My decreasing bone mass caused fractures in my spine. After a simple procedure, I'm nearly pain-free.

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Osteoporosis Isn’t a Given

It's Never Too Late To Start Protecting Your Bone Health

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I’m No Longer Confined to Bed in Pain Thanks to This Procedure

A late-night fall caused a fracture in my spine, but this simple procedure helped me get back in the game.

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After My Spine Fractures, Doctors Put Humpty Together Again – Twice

A foster mother of six describes how an outpatient procedure restored her mobility.

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How to Improve Your Balance and Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Women are more likely to fall than men and they can cause devastating health complications.

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The Back Surgery Innovation That Gave Me My Life Back

I was stunned and scared when my doctors told me I had suffered a vertebral compression fracture, but this procedure healed me.

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How a Simple Fall Caused My Spinal Fracture

Dawn, despite hearing a loud pop after falling, never thought she could have fractured her spine, but she did. Read her story.

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My Back Pain Turned Out to Be a Vertebral Compression Fracture

Susan fell while roller skating with grandson, which caused a bone in her spine to collapse. Read her story. 


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Fast Facts on VCF

The risk of this condition increases with age; about 40 percent of women age 80 and older are affected. Here’s what you need to know.

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Signs Your Back Pain Is Serious

Some aches and pain here and there are normal—ones that tend to go away after you rest or exercise, but you shouldn't be in severe and significant pain for a long time. Learn more.

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Should You Have Back Surgery for Your Pain?

Learn when to speak with your health care provider about diagnostic tests like an XRAY or MRI to determine if surgery may be the best option for you.

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Back Pain Is Not a Normal Part of Aging

Basic aches and pains are facts of life, but back pain shouldn't be severe and significant. Learn more about serious back pain.

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I Recovered From Anorexia in My 20s, but I’m Still Coping With the Damage to My Bones at 50

I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.

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Menopause and Osteoporosis: How to Take Charge of Your Bone Health

The sharp decline in estrogen that comes around menopause leads to a weakening of women's bones. That's why it's important to know how to take charge of your bone health and prevent fractures.

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Help Prevent Osteoporosis: "Love Your Bones: Protect Your Future"

Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Find out how you can keep strong bones.

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