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One study found that women age 65 and older who suffered a vertebral fracture were more than twice as likely to suffer back pain than women who hadn’t.

Nevitt M, Ettinger B, Black D, et al. The Association of Radiographically Detected Vertebral Fractures with Back Pain and Function: A prospective study. Ann Intern Med. 1998; 128(10): 793-800. http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/abstract/128/10/793

Reference

Title
The Association of Radiographically Detected Vertebral Fractures with Back Pain and Function: A prospective study
Publication
Ann Intern Med
Publication Date
1998
Authors
Nevitt M, Ettinger B, Black D, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 128, Issue 10
Pages
793-800
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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