Sunday, 26 July 2020

A detailed analysis of occurrence of Spinal Fractures

Introduction:
Fractures in the spineare very common. Our ultimate goal is to educate patients about their condition and provide information about a minimally invasive treatment solution. A spinal fracture, also known as vertebral compression fracture occurs when one of the bones in the spine collapses.


Causes:
The bones in your spinal column can break as a result of bone loss. Primary osteoporosis and menopause aren’t the only factors when it comes to bone loss. Cancer,  chemo therapy, radiation therapy, and continuous use of  corticosteroids also result in  loss of bone mass and make your spine prone to fractures.

Symptoms:
Back pain is often a signal that something is going wrong. Abrupt onset of pain or a chronic, dull aching in your back could signal that a vertebral compression fracture has occurred. If you have back pain that lasts for prolonged time, schedule a visit with us so that the cause can be determined and treated properly.

Major symptoms vary depending on the severity and location of the injury. They consider back or neck pain, numbness, tickling, muscle cramp, weakness, bladder changes, and paralysis. Paralysis is a loss of movement in the arms or legs and may indicate a severe spinal cord injury. But not all fractures cause spinal cord injury.

Multiple spinal fractures can also result in causing postural changes.. If you’ve lost height or you have got a dowager's hump, you may have spinal fractures.

Risk Factors:
Regrettably, having one fracture in the spine  increases your chances of having another one. With age, multiple fractures can disrupt the alignment of your spine, causing it to tilt forward. This is called dowager's hump. This advancing curvature can become so marked that your balance is affected and your chest cavity is compressed. Eventually, this makes it difficult to breathe, eat or sleep properly.

Diagnosis
Report any new or unusual back pain to your medical professional promptly. Early diagnosis can lead to diversified treatment options. A physical exam, together with an x-ray, can help analyse whether you have a broken bone or not.

Traditional Care
If you have got a spinal fracture caused by malignant tumors, conventional treatment for back pain might include several days of bed rest, medication to reduce pain, or bracing of back. This treatment may reduce pain, but it does not repair the broken bone.

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