Even with your best efforts to protect your bones, it’s still possible to break a bone. People most often break a bone in the spine, hip or wrist.

Regaining strength and returning to daily activities is an ongoing process. Recovery is a good time to take steps to prevent further bone loss and more broken bones.

Broken bones in the spine are also known as vertebral fractures or compression fractures. If you have a broken bone in the spine, it will take several weeks or more to heal. You probably won’t need surgery, but you will need to exercise and get rest. During the first week after a fracture, you will need more rest and less activity in order to heal. Soon you will be able to rest less and become more active. This will help you get your strength back. It will also help you get around more easily. In fact, it’s important to increase your activity because too much rest can cause bone loss.