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About how long does it take for a spinal fracture to heal in your lower neck?

About how long does it take for a spinal fracture to heal in your lower neck?

6 weeks: In general a fracture takes about six weeks to heal, but it depends on your other related medical conditions. ...Read more

Dr. L. Collins
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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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Is it okay for medics to perform cpr if the patient has spinal fracture?

Is it okay for medics to perform cpr if the patient has spinal fracture?

Yes: Paramedics are trained to provide emergent stabilization of a critically ill patient and to transport the patient as quickly and safely to the nearest hospital. They are trained in spinal precautions. If someone needs CPR, not performing CPR would likely lessen the patient's chance of survival. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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

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. Milroy Samuel
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Broken Back (Definition)

is fracture of ...Read more