A spinal fracture or vertebral compression fracture occurs when one or more bone in the spinal canal collapses, breaks or gets fractured. The fractures and dislocations can pinch, compress, and even tear the spinal cord.
Causes of Spinal fractures
The primary causes of spinal fracture include the following:
Risk factors of Spinal fractures
Following factors increases the risk of spinal fracture in an individual:
Symptoms of Spinal fractures
Symptoms of a spinal fracture depend upon the severity and location of the injury. It may include:
Diagnosis of Spinal fracture
All the cases of a spinal injury or pain need to be thoroughly examined physically, neurologically as well as diagnostically with following tests:
Treatment for Spinal fracture
Treatment of spinal fractures depends on the type of fracture as well as the degree of instability. It includes the following:
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