Spinal Fracture

The bones that make up the spine, the vertebrae, can weaken, fracture or crumble, and result in back pain, height loss, and hunched posture. A spinal fracture is also referred to as a fractured vertebra, or depending on the vertebrae location a broken back or broken neck.

Depending on the cause of the spinal fracture will direct the urgency of treatment. If an individual is in an accident and experience symptoms they should attend the closest emergency room. Symptoms to watch out for after an accident/trauma include: back or neck pain, numbness, tingling, muscle spams, weakness, bowel or bladder changes or paralysis.

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