MetroHealth Spine Center
In a compression fracture of the vertebra, the vertebral bone collapses. More than one vertebra may be affected. This condition may be caused by:
- Osteoporosis (the most common cause)
- Trauma to the back
- Tumors that started in the bone or spread to the bone from elsewhere
Multiple fractures may lead to kyphosis, a hump-like curvature of the spine.