back pain

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Lumbar Spine Compression Fracture

History: 50 year old male with chronic lower back pain.  This is an anterior compression fracture of the L1 vertebral body. Typically in this location these fractures are due to trauma with an axial loading force on the vertebral body. In fact, 50-65% of traumatic spine compression fractures occur between T12 and L2, the junction … Continue reading