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Did you go to Abingdon airshow this weekend? We did, and had a great time. There was a scale model of a Lightning jet, like my Dad used to fly in the 1960s and 70s. These jets were pretty unreliable and pilots sometimes had to eject. This would frequently cause a spinal compression fracture. That’s pretty painful!
In the clinic we quite often see patients with back pain due to spinal compression fractures because their bones are weak, due to osteoporosis.
Spinal compression fractures are easily missed by clinicians, but there are a few clues to look out for. You’ll have to watch the video to find out what they are (it’s only 1 min).
Fortunately, my Dad never did have to eject from his Lightning. He was one of the lucky ones!

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