Hello and welcome to HCM
There are many causes for spinal compression fracture
depending on the age of the patient. These are:
1. Trauma to the spine
2. Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is decrease in density of the bone. It is common in postmenopausal women.
3. Pathological fractures: Fractures occuring in bone which has prexisting disease
4. Malignancy: Primary tumor
of the bone eg Myeloma, Lymphoma
or tumor metastatic from some other site eg carcinoma prostate
, carcinoma lung, carcinoma breast
5. Diabetes Mellitus
can also cause spinal compression fractures
You should go for MRI further to know the cause.
Possibility of cancer at this age is less common but further invastigations will be needed to rule out a cancer.
Thanks and take care
Dr shailja P Wahal