What is a Spinal fractures?

Spinal fractures are usually caused by osteoporosis or traumas like car / bike accidents. Even if you need surgery to repair your broken vertebrae, you shouldn’t have any long-term effects from a spinal fracture if your spinal cord isn’t damaged.

  • Achieve adequate reduction (return the bones into their proper position)
  • Stabilize the fracture
  • Relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves
  • Allow for early movement

Symptoms of a Spinal Fracture

  • Pain in the back or neck
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Weakness or paralysis of limbs
  • Uncontrolled muscle spasms
  • Loss of urinary or bowel control

Treating Spinal Fractures

  • Physical rehabilitation and therapy
  • The use of medications to help control issues such as:
    • Bowel and bladder dysfunctions
    • Pain
    • Muscle spasticity
    • Blood pressure
    • Other health issues