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Doctor insights on: Cervical Spine Fracture

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How to cure cervical spine fracture ?

Depends on the type : Of fracture. Could range from doing nothing, wearing a soft collar, wearing a hard collar, surgery. See your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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How do you define cervical spine fracture?

How do you define cervical spine fracture?

Cervical spine: Cervical spine fractures are very unusual outside of very severe trauma. Cervical spine fractures can be seen with xrays or ct scans usually. They are a disruption of the normal bony anatomy and thus are similar to other fractures in the body. ...Read more

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Living with Spine Curvature (Checklist)

stretch the spine
daily
Low impact aerobics excercise
every other day
Take NSAIDS/Relaxants as needed
once
Maintain idealbody weight
daily
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What sort of disorder is a cervical spine fracture?

What sort of disorder is a cervical spine fracture?

Broken bone: Cervical spine fractures are any break in the bone of the cervical spine. They can be very benign or quite difficult. Some require no treatment but most require at least bracing. There are also many times they must be treated with surgery to stabilize the fracture. ...Read more

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I need suggestions on how to help a cervical spine fracture?

Depends: If it is unstable, then you may need surgery to fix it. If it is stable, you may need a hard cervical collar to let it heal over the next 6weeks. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
Once
Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
Daily
Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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How do you know who is most likely to get cervical spine fracture?

How do you know who is most likely to get cervical spine fracture?

Not common: Outside of trauma like bad car accidents, severe falls etc, cervical spine fractures are not common. I rarely see them and i take care of an older population. Spinal compression fractures from osteoporosis are more common and are seen mostly in the the thoracic and lumbar spine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical spine fracture?

What is the definition or description of: cervical spine fracture?

Broken neck bone: A fracture or break in the vertebrae or bone in the seven bones of the neck between the skull and upper chest. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with cervical spine fracture?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with cervical spine fracture?

They Should: Anyone with suspected or known cervical spine fracture needs to see a doctor immediately, as some fractures are not stable and can result in paralysis or death. Spine fractures should be treated by a orthopedic spine surgeon or qualified neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Cervical Spine (Definition)

Cervical spine is the segment of spine found in the neck. Because damage to the cervical spine can cause paralysis of the arms, legs, and respiratory muscles, the cervical spine is often the first area protected in ...Read more