Spinal fractures are often the result of a physical injury to the spine causing one or more of the vertebrae to break. Spinal fractures are typically a result of high-impact blows to the body such as motor vehicle accidents, traumatic sports injuries, or slip and fall accidents.
This injury can either be a high energy osteoporotic fracture, which may result in nerve root compression, or a low energy osteoporotic fracture which rarely causes nerve root compression.
Signs & Symptoms
- Sudden pain following the traumatic episode or injury
- The bone is pushed into the spinal canal manifesting sharp pain, weakness, burning, tingling or paralysis in the injured area
How is it Treated?
- Physical Therapy
- Activity Modification
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgical procedures
If problems persist, talk to your doctor or specialist to explore further options. In 4-6 weeks, the majority of patients find their symptoms are relieved without surgery if properly handled.