Cervical/Lumbar Spine Fractures

Cervical/Lumbar Spine Fractures 2017-02-17T18:25:23+00:00

Operative Spine – Cervical/Lumbar Spine Fractures

Fractures are cracks or breaks in the bones of the neck or back. Often these injuries occur due to direct outside force that puts too much pressure on the bone. These conditions can be serious due to their proximity to the nerves contained in the spinal column. It is important that a specialist in trauma to the spine evaluates these injuries.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the neck or back
  • A tense feeling in the muscles surrounding the injured area
  • A visible deformity
  • Numbness in the extremities

Treatment

  • Bracing
  • Surgery

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