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Spinal fracture is a break or collapse of one of the bones of the spine. This can occur for a strong impact in the area or by the loss of bone mass, osteoporosis caused by eg. Although the disappearance of bone mass may also occur for other wedges: cancer, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hyperthyroidism and long-term use of corticosteroids. In these cases, the impairment causes bone fractures can also occur as a result of normal activity, such as bending over or catch something. The symptoms are a sudden attack of pain or a chronic, dull back pain and weakness or immobility of all or any part of the body. Traditional treatment of vertebral fractures include prolonged bed rest, pain medication and the use of corsets. These treatments can reduce pain, but do not stabilize the fracture or correct the corresponding vertebral deformity. In fact, a spinal fracture can cause irreversible damage such as total or partial paralysis of the injured.