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How do you get a spinal fracture?

How do you get a spinal fracture?

Usually from some: Type of injury like a fall or by getting hit by something or someone ranging from sports to a car accident. Sometimes the fracture occurs without trauma with an underlying problem occuring within the bone such as from a tumor, an infection, secondary to use of certain medications or even due to poor diet, smoking, malabsorption problems, metabolic condtions like osteoporosis or thyroid issue. ...Read more

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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Have any of you ever suffered a spinal fracture and returned to being athlete?

You can: It depends on the location of the fracture and the strength of healing. If there is still a critical area it depends on what type of sports one will need to do. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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Could you describe a spinal fracture?

Could you describe a spinal fracture?

Break in vertebrea: A spinal fracture (or vertebral fracture) is a fracture affecting the bones of the spinal column. They can affect the cervical vertebrae (a cervical fracture), or thoracic vertebrae (thoracic fracture) and lumber vertebrae( lumber fracture) and parts of the spinal colum. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
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Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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Massage for someone with a spinal fracture. When will it become okay?

Massage for someone with a spinal fracture. When will it become okay?

At anytime for the : Arms and legs while for the region of the spine can be massaged as soon as it is deemed stable and the induction healed if surgery was done and the patient feels comfortable enough to tolerate the massage or positioning for the massage. ...Read more

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Is height lost after a compression spinal fracture regained after recovery?

Is height lost after a compression spinal fracture regained after recovery?

No: A vertebral compression fracture does not regain height - it simply heals at its current height, and can even lose further height before it fully heals. The only way to restore height would be surgery. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


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Broken Back (Definition)

A broken back is a general term in which a bone that makes up the spinal column (vertebrae) is fractured. It s a condition that requires immediate medical attention and usually surgery to treat. It is important to not move a person with ...Read more


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