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Can small spine fractures show up on an x-ray?

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Anonymous 12 Nov 2012

Hello skeeterb. I would say yes, they can. regards pledge

Anonymous 12 Nov 2012

Hi skeeter, if you are talking about fractures from osteoporosis, sometimes they don't as most fractures like this start from the inside of the bone outwards, & so don't show on a regular xray. Sometimes a bone scan is needed to see these type of fractures. Otherwise, yes it should show...

Anonymous 13 Nov 2012

Many times the fractures do not start showing up until they start to heal. It can take a few months to know the extent of the fractures, (should you be talking about osteoporosis compression fractures). Are you having problems?

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