The pain characterization of compression fractures varies for each patient, as it depends on many factors, such as the nature of the fracture, and the patient’s overall health history. Compression fractures most often occur in the mid-to-low spine. Symptoms can range from pain, weakness, tingling, and in some cases, incontinence. These symptoms occur because the fractured bones protrude out of their original position and into the spinal canal, putting pressure on the local nerves. Common indications of a compression fracture include: sudden severe back pain, noticeable decreased height, abdominal pain, or breathing difficulties. to learn more about the extensive variety of treatment options we offer at the Revitalize Medical Center pain management clinic, please refer to our “Services” section.