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A 57-year-old female asked:
Can a person get paralysed from osteoporosis or even worse quadriplegic from cervical spine fractures?
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Yes: Yes. Serious injury not to be taken lightly.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Yes, if someone fractures there cervical spine during a fall or injury, the spinal cord can become injured and this can result in weakness and quadriplegia. The osteoporosis itself does not cause a spinal cord injury, a fracture or disc herniation can cause spinal cord injury. If you have osteoporosis it is important to see your primary specialist and to have that evaluated and treated.
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 22, 2017
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