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Prognosis for vertebral compression fracture is usually good with pain relief obtained over a period of 6 to 12 weeks.
In case of pain persisting option of minimally invasive procedures of kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty can be considered. In these procedures bone cement is injected into the fractured vertebral body to provide stiffness and pain relief. In kyohoplasty some amount of lost vertebral height can be regained.These can be done as daycare procedures under local anesthesia.
Calcitonin subcutaneous injections or nasal spray may also be used as it is expected to decrease pain associated with vertebral compression fractures.
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