Spinal Fracture

Overview

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spinal fracture can occur at any segment of the spinal column. It can involve the vertebral body or the posterior elements of the spine segment, and it is typically very painful.
Causes of a spinal fracture can include:

  • Falling
  • Motor vehicle accident
  • Athletic injury

Patients with osteoporosis may suffer a spinal fracture from simple movements including:

  • Getting up
  • Lifting
  • Bending over
  • Sneezing/Coughing

T

reatment of a spinal fracture depends on the severity and placement of the fracture.


Non-surgical treatments include:

  • Immobility (bracing)
  • Home exercise programs
  • Medicine

Surgical options may include:

  • Vertebroplasty
  • Metal plates
  • Rods
  • Screws
  • Fusion
  • Kyphoplasty

Laser Spine Surgery offers a full scope of spine services, from supervised rehabilitation to medication and minimally invasive surgery.
Laser Spine Specialists can help get rid of your pain so you can get your life back on track. To learn more about how we can help, call 214-989-6299.

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