New York City Spine

For any inquiries call 212-506-0240

Manhattan Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
343 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Call: 212-506-0240
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NJ Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
261 James Street, Suite 2G
NJ 07960
Call: 973-998-9651
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A vertebral compression fracture (VCF) occurs when one of the spine’s vertebral bodies cracks, collapses and/or becomes misshapen by compressive force(s). The front, back and/or side of the vertebral body may become wedge-shaped, with loss of height on one or more sides.

Compression fractures affect thousands of people every year. Many people do not realize sudden and intense back pain may be the first sign of a compression fracture. Although back pain is common, it is not always part of simply growing older. If you experience sudden back pain, have lingering back pain or suspect spinal fracture, seek qualified advice from a spine specialist. Whether painful or not, compression fracture can lead to new or adjacent fractures, spinal deformity and loss of function. The causes of vertebral compression fracture:

  • Osteoporosis, often a precursor to VCF, a metabolic bone disease that causes bones to weaken, lose density and strength and increases fracture risk
  • Trauma from compressive/force injuries
  • Local bone infection (such as spinal osteomyelitis)
  • Certain types of cancer, spine tumors (rare)

Symptoms that may accompany compression fracture include:

  • Pain, sometimes described as sudden, acute, unrelenting, sharp
  • Pain that spreads (radiates)
  • Numbness, tingling, weakness
  • Loss of height
  • Spinal deformity; kyphosis, hunchback
  • Loss of balance
  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction

Hospital Affiliations

Outpatient Surgery Centers

Malo Surgery Center 201 Route 17 North 12th floor
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Phone: 201-549-8890
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Midtown Surgery Center 305 East 47th St.
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-751-2100
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Advanced Spine Surgery Center 855 Lehigh Ave,
Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908-557-9420
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Denville Surgery Center LLC3130 Route 10 West
Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: 973-328-3475
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Daveed D. Frazier, MD is the medical director of New York City Spine Surgery PLLC and specializes in non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical treatments for back/neck pain and spine-related disorders. New York City Spine Surgery PLLC has 2 main locations in New York City and New Jersey with the main office located at 343 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019. Call 212-506-0240 for an appointment at either location. Fax 212-265-0739.