Pain and disability associated with new vertebral fractures and other spinal conditions.

@article{Ross1994PainAD,
  title={Pain and disability associated with new vertebral fractures and other spinal conditions.},
  author={Philip D. Ross and James Wayne Davis and Robert S. Epstein and Richard D. Wasnich},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={231-9}
}
Although vertebral fractures are common among older women, little is known about associations with pain and disability. In this prospective study, fractures which occurred after the initial radiograph were strong predictors of back pain and disability at the end of followup, with odds ratios (OR) of approximately 4-5. Other, independently significant predictors were self-reported history of (1) disk disease (OR = 3-9), (2) traumatic back injury (OR = 4-7), and (3) spinal arthritis (OR = 3-6… CONTINUE READING