A member asked:

Hairline spine fracture. what do you do with that?

10 doctors weighed in across 3 answers

It depend were is it: Spondylolysis is a hairline fracture of the lumber vertebra and could lead to spondylolisthesis which may require surgery on the back .It cause lot pain in the back and the my raddiate to the buttockes and the legs we treat with braces limitation of certian activityand pain medecine.

Answered 12/27/2022



Take it easy: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com.

Answered 9/5/2018


Dr. Brian Sabb answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Consider Imaging: Patient's with spine fractures typically present with pain. Spine fractures can be obvious & create significant bone deformity, these may require surgery for decompression of the neural canal & stabilization. Fractures can also be small & subtle such that they are not seen on x-ray or even on ct. These may be what you refer to as "hairline." if you & your doctor are concerned for this, get an mr.

Answered 1/18/2014



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