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What is the treatment for broken back?

What is the treatment for broken back?

Depend: On the level or site of the fracture, the bony part of the vertebrae that is fractured; if there is bony protrusion into the spinal canal with associated spinal cord or nerve root injury. Options are support & observation, surgical decompression & fusion with or without hardware. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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What is the best treatment for a broken back?

What is the best treatment for a broken back?

Be seen by an : Orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon who can correctly diagnose the fracture type and assess for any stability and neurologic issues and base the appropriate treatment on this evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the signs and treatment options for a broken back?

What are the signs and treatment options for a broken back?

Pain : Pain is the most common complaint, some patients also have neurological deficits such as numbness or weakness or other neuro deficits based on where the fracture is. If one only has pain and the fracture is stable then it is usually managed with pain meds and sometimes brace. If there are neuro deficits and/or fracture is unstable then usually treated with surgical fixation with fusion. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have 2/3 of a broken back?

What does it mean to have 2/3 of a broken back?

Columns: I suspect you must have fractured two of the three 'columns' of a spinal vertebra: the anterior column, middle column, and posterior column. The stability of a fracture is determined by which columns have been compromised and dictates whether a fracture requires treatment with a brace, a specialized injection, or a surgery (like a spinal fusion). ...Read more

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What are the odds becoming disabled if I have a broken back?

What are the odds becoming disabled if I have a broken back?

Depends on Type: There are many types of "back" (thoracic & lumbar spine) fractures. Each fracture have unique features & treatment recommendations. Lots of fractures are stable needing no surgery, and causing no neurological injury, and leading to no disability. Others could lead to neurological injury -- from mild weakness to paraplegia. If you have a spinal fracture, go get evaluated by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Why is pryopism associated with a broken back?

Why is pryopism associated with a broken back?

Injury: A common cause of a persistent erection caused by excessive blood flow into the penis — is trauma or injury to your genitals, pelvis or the perineum, the region between the base of the penis and the anus. Other factors other causes of priapism include: spinal cord injury. ...Read more

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Is masturbation okay with a broken back?

Probably: If it doesn't hurt more or make you worse, you should be ok. Consider starting gently, progress slowly and try not to hurt yourself. If you're not having a good time, you may need to wait a while. ...Read more

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Broken back or neck, do I still give cpr?

I would: If the difference is life and death, i think keeping the heart/lungs going clearly trumps the small chance of worsening a spine fracture. I would stick with spine precautions, however. ...Read more

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How do I prevent frmo gaining weight with a broken back?

How do I prevent frmo gaining weight with a broken back?

You must eat less: If you are unable to burn off more calories by exercising, there is only one way to lose weight; eat fewer calories. Actually, losing weight simply by exercising is difficult for most; it is more effective to eat less. ...Read more

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