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What is the treatment for broken back?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Depends

It really depends on where the fracture or fractures are in the spine and whether the fracture causes the spine to become unstable.
There are3 columns in the spine and if 2 are intact and one is broken, thespine is usually stable. If more than one column is broken, the spine is unstable and will need surgery. Also, sometimes a fracture will push bone fragments into the spinalcord. Surgery here.

In brief: Depends

It really depends on where the fracture or fractures are in the spine and whether the fracture causes the spine to become unstable.
There are3 columns in the spine and if 2 are intact and one is broken, thespine is usually stable. If more than one column is broken, the spine is unstable and will need surgery. Also, sometimes a fracture will push bone fragments into the spinalcord. Surgery here.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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