Spinal Fracture - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Spinal fractures or fracture in vertebrae causes damage to the nerves, or the spinal bone is known as a spinal fracture. The spinal fractures are entirely different from the fractures in the leg, arm, or other body parts. A bad fall on the backside can cause a spinal fracture. Most spinal fractures are caused due to injuries like accidents, falls, sports injuries, etc. The intensity of the pain and difficulty in physical movement (like walking, hands and leg movements, etc.) depends on the injury's complexity.

Most fractures get healed with medications, therapy and injections, a conservative approach. However, surgery is required for the fractures caused by severe injury. If you are looking for spinal fracture treatment in Gurgaon, Contact Dr Sumit Sinha - the best neurosurgeon in Gurgaon.
One must understand the functionality of the spine before understanding the spinal fractures. Your spine is made up of 33 bones, known as vertebrae. It provides support to your body and helps you stand straight, bend and twist. The hollow space between the vertebra is called the spinal canal, and it acts as a protective space. The spinal cord works as a bridge between your brain and body, transferring information from your brain to the body.

Fractures can occur anywhere along the spine, but 5 to 10% are cervical spine fractures, and the major area is the lower back area of the spine. There are multiple types of spine fractures. However, they fall into three general categories, fractures, dislocations and fracture-dislocations

What Are The Symptoms of Spinal Fractures?

The spinal fracture symptoms vary with the location of the fracture and its severity, including back and neck pain, tingling, weakness, paralysis, numbness, etc.

How Are Spinal Fractures Diagnosed?

The spinal fractures are diagnosed with imaging tests: X-ray, Computed Tomography (CT), and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).


The spinal fracture treatment starts with pain management and stability of the spine. Surgery, bracing, or any further procedure is done after evaluating the severity of the fracture.

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