Sneezing: A Rare Cause of Sacral Insufficiency Fracture in a Young Osteoporotic Woman

Yusuf Erdem, Cagri Neyisci


Sacral insufficiency fractures are rare and usually overlooked in patients presenting with low back pain without any trauma. The history and physical examination are not specific, and conventional radiographs are inadequate, thus requiring further radiological imaging as MRI, bone scintigraphy and CT. The treatment includes rest, pain control and physiotherapy. In this report, sneezing is stated as the cause of sacral insufficiency fracture in a young osteoporotic woman.

J Med Cases. 2017;8(5):159-162


Sneezing; Sacral insufficiency fracture; Osteoporosis; Young

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