Mammogram Compression Test

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Alternative Names

Vertebral compression fractures


Symptoms

Compression fractures may occur suddenly, causing severe back pain that is:

  • Most commonly felt in mid to lower part of the spine, but may also be felt on the sides or in the front.
  • Described as knifelike and usually disabling, often taking weeks to months to go away

Compression fractures due to osteoporosis may cause no symptoms at first and may only be discovered when x-rays of the spine are done for other reasons. Over time, the following...

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