Dr. Michael Kochanski of Celar Chiropractic is a Westchester chiropractor that treats patients suffering from acute low back pain daily. One common cause of acute back pain is a vertebral compression fracture due to osteoporosis. This type of fracture can happen at any time, even simply from sneezing, coughing or rolling over in bed, if the osteoporosis is sufficiently advanced. Acute back pain usually follows a vertebral compression fracture, which happens when the front part of the vertebrae collapse, making the vertebrae wedge-shaped. The acute pain from this type of fracture usually lasts for 4 to 6 weeks, when it becomes a more chronictype of aching pain. If you are having low back pain and have osteoporosis you need to get it checked, call Dr. Mike today!