Thoracic Pain

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    Thoracic Pain

    GENERAL Approximately 5% of the patients who are referred to a pain clinic suffer from thoracic pain. Patients with thoracic pain should be carefully examined for identifying or excluding various severe diseases that might be the cause of pain. The chronic thoracic pain considered to be of unknown aetiology may be due to various health [...]

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    Vertebral Compression Fracture

    GENERAL Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are quite common in the population and are mainly due to osteoporosis. The problem is that almost 2/3 of these fractures remain undiagnosed and are attributed to pain caused by muscle spasms or spondyloarthritis related to ageing. They are more frequent in women after menopause, mainly in the more advanced ages, [...]