Spinal Fractures

Fractures of the spinal column, or vertebrae, have the potential to be much more serious than a broken finger or ankle. The spinal column serves to provide mobile protection to the spinal cord and nerve roots. This system, referred to as the nervous system, relays messages between the brain and the body. Injuries to the spine can cause fragments of bone to damage the spinal cord or nerve roots.

Symptoms

The following are the most common symptoms of Spinal Fractures.

Individuals may experience symptoms differently.

  • Back pain
  • Pain that worsens when standing or walking
  • Trouble bending or twisting your body
  • Loss of height
  • A curved spine

Treatments

The following are some available treatments of Spinal Fractures.

Please consult with your Hoag physician for a tailored care plan that best suits your situation.

  • Lifestyle Changes 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Pain Management
  • Surgery