8 signs your back pain is actually an emergency
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You have osteoporosis
If you have known osteoporosis and your back pain comes on suddenly, you could have fractured a vertebrae. Common causes could be a recent fall, lifting something heavy or even a violent cough. The pain should go away on its own, but if it persists you’ll need to see a doctor – you might need a procedure called vertebroplasty in which cement is injected into the vertebra to strengthen it.
Here are 10 tips to help stave off osteoporosis.