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Middle Aged – Non-Specific Lower Back Pain - March 21, 2013

Clinical Summary

A middle aged patient presents to your office complaining of non-specific low back pain.


Clinical History

Patient recalls a procedure to help with pain relief after a fall.  How do you account for the densities of the upper lumbar vertebrae?


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Clinical Reference

  1. Kyphoplasty & Vertebroplasty: Treatment for Spinal Compression Fractures: SpineUniverse.com (http://www.spineuniverse.com/treatment/surgery/kyphoplasty-vertebroplasty-treatments-spinal-compression-fractures) (9/7/2012)
  2. Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures: AAOS  May 2010