What is a spine fracture?
We call spine fracture the breaking of the spine bones.
In other words, we mean the disruption of the continuity of the spine, because a bone breaks, cracks, or generally deforms its original form.
Most fractures are mainly caused by falls, road accidents or osteoporosis. In most cases, there is pain and a potential deformity. In heavy cases, numbness of the limb extremities is experienced as well as difficulty in their movement. . It is most important to be immediately examined by a physician, to secure a timely diagnosis and proper treatment.
Fractures of the spine are also called vertebral or compression fractures.
If there is no neurological damage, the spine fracture can be addressed with a conservative treatment, namely using an orthopaedic brace. Otherwise, and in more serious cases, surgical treatment is required.