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Undiagnosed vertebral fractures linked to back pain, limited physical activity in older men

21:43 EDT 10 Sep 2017 | News-Medical.net

Fewer than a quarter of new vertebral fractures are clinically diagnosed, yet they often cause symptoms. In a study of older men in the general population now published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, clinically undiagnosed vertebral fractures that were evident on x-rays were associated with higher likelihood of back pain and limited physical activity.

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