The most common form of fracture affecting the spine is the compression fractures. A compression fracture of a spinal bone (vertebra) causes the height of the bone to collapse.
- Bed posture
- Diseases or conditions that affect the parathyroid gland can also weaken bones.
- Cancers that form in other parts of the body have a tendency to spread or metastasize, to the spine.
- The collapsed vertebra gives a hunched appearance to the spine
- Back pain
- Muscle weakness
- Pain may radiate to lower limb
- Instability in spine