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Back injuries are common in sports. Take German Grand Prix driver Pascal Wehrlein, who suffered a fractured vertebra during a crash in Monaco this May. Slipped disks, strains and sprains can leave players on the bench, but another common back injury for athletes is spinal compression fractures.

What Are Spinal Compression Fractures? 

Compression fractures are fractures that occur when there is a compression force on the vertebrae of the back. When a compression fracture occurs, the affected vertebrae collapse due to the force exerted on them. In most compression fractures, the front part of the bone collapses, leaving the vertebrae a wedge shape.

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Calcium is one the most abundant minerals in your body, and one of the most important, too. It strengthens bones and teeth and helps prevent bone diseases like osteoporosis and osteopenia. Calcium is so critical to bone health that Dr. Budler encourages patients to eat a calcium-rich diet in order to meet the recommended dietary guidelines of 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams per day.  

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