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Vertebral Compression Fractures and Balance

Vertebral Compression Fractures are significant health problems across the world. There are estimated to be about 700,000 fractures in the US each year, some of them are silent and painless but others are painful and may lead to adverse postural changes and even early death . Low bone mass is a significant factor. Our research suggests that these fractures may be associated with vestibular dysfunction and may increase the risk of falls. Physical therapy can offset some of the detrimental effects and facilitate recovery and enhance quality of life.

 

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