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Title: Spinal Fractures – Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis |Mehta Spine


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Clinical Secretary 44 785 0211939
www.mehtaspine.co.uk Email info_at_mehtaspine.co.u
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Spinal Fractures Causes, Symptoms and
Diagnosis
  • A fracture to the vertebrae that make up the
    spine is termed as a spinal fracture. The
    dislocation or break caused by the fracture can
    pinch the spinal nerves emanating spinal cord
    resulting in back pain, numbness, weakness,
    difficulty in walking, inability to move and even
    paralysis.
  • Spinal fractures can occur
    at any part of the spine. Cervical, thoracic or
    lumbar. While 15 of the spinal fractures occur
    in the cervical spine, 65 of the fractures
    happen in the thoracic spine.

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Types of Spinal Fractures, Causes Diagnosis
  • Spinal fractures are generally classified into
    stable and unstable spinal fractures. While both
    types of fractures can be painful, a stable
    fracture does not compromise the stability of the
    spine like a unstable fracture does.  A breakage
    of vertebrae that are classified under unstable
    fracture destabilises the spine impacting its
    ability to hold the weight of the torso. Unstable
    spinal fracture van further impact the health of
    the spinal cord long after the fracture causing
    neurological damage and progressive spinal
    deformities like scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis.

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Types of Spinal Fractures, Causes Diagnosis
  • Sports collisions, accidents, falls and other
    traumatic experiences are some of the common
    causes of spinal fractures. In addition to them,
    acquired disorders like osteoporosis, spinal
    tumours, spinal fractures according to Children
    and Adult Spinal Surgeon Mr Jwalant S. Mehta.
    Spinal fractures can be diagnosed by imaging
    studies like x-ray and CT scans of the injured
    spine.

Clinical Secretary 44 785 0211939
www.mehtaspine.co.uk Email info_at_mehtaspine.co.u
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Symptoms, Treatment for Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal fracture symptoms depend on the location
    and severity of the injury.  Symptoms of the
    fracture can include pain, numbness, weakness,
    muscle spasm, lower leg weakness bowel or bladder
    problems, paralysis i.e. loss of movement.

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Symptoms, Treatment for Spinal Fractures
  • Majority of the fractures are treated
    conservatively where the bone is allowed to heal
    naturally without any race or surgery. The
    healing process, on average can take anywhere
    between 3 to 4 months with the majority of the
    pain subsiding in 6 weeks. However conservative
    treatments are effective for all types of spinal
    fractures. Braces and orthotics are used to treat
    stable fractures to align the spine, immobilize
    it for better healing and pain restriction.
    Surgical procedures like spinal fusion where
    vertebrae are fused together using bone graft are
    used to treats unstable spinal fractures.
    Kyphoplasty Vertebroplasty are minimally
    invasive procedures that are employed to treat
    spinal fractures commonly caused by spinal
    tumours or osteoporosis.

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Symptoms, Treatment for Spinal Fractures
  • That said any type of spinal fracture needs
    immediate attention of an expert spine surgeon in
    UK to improve the chance of successful recovery.
    For more information or help regarding the
    treatment of any type of spine problems in the
    UK, you can contact Children and Adult Spinal
    Surgeon Mr Jwalant S. Mehta, here https//www.meh
    taspine.co.uk/

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Contact us
  • Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
  • BMI The Priory Hospital
  • Spire Parkway Hospital
  • Bromsgrove Private Clinic

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Contact and Connect
  • Clinical secretary Samantha Leavy 44 785 021
    1939
  • Medico-legal secretary Jan Clarke 44 121
    4508928
  • Spire Parkway Hospital 0121 704 5500
  • BMI NEC (National Enquiry Centre) 0808 101 0337
  • BMI Priory 0121 446 1638
  • Email info_at_mehtaspine.co.uk
  • The appointments are booked through the clinic
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