2004 Volume 10 Issue 1 Pages 111-115
Osteoporosis patients were divided into two groups based on the presence or absence of a vertebral compression fracture for eight months from December, 2002. In both groups, a comparison was carried out regarding the grade of osteoporosis, the character and grade of the pain, and the pain field of the body. The compression fracture group (F group) consisted of 27 patients (average age: 70.8 years, average age at menopause: 48.3 years), while the non-compression fracture group (P group) had 25 patients (average age: 67.3 years, average age at menopause: 50.3 years). Vertebral fractures averaged 2.3 vertebrae per person and the affected level of the spine was from T6 to L5. Both groups had mainly low back motion pain. A significant difference was seen in age, height diminishment, BMD, and VAS values between the fracture group and non-fracture group.