What can make a fractured spine worse?

Early Movements. What make some fractures in the spine worse, if we do not know how to handle them in the accident seen or in the early stage of healing? Other issues could make them worse if the patient do not follow directions very well.

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What pt would make my fractured spine worse?

Most helpful. Especially if ordered by your physician, physical therapy (pt) is very important for healing from many injuries including broken backs. If being done on your own, it is critical to ask what kinds of exercises and activities are safe. The more stable the fracture (the less it can move), the safer therapy can be. If surgery was needed, pt almost always needed to regain function. Read more...

Fractured spine. So worried. Help!?

See spine specialist. You need to see a spine specialist to determine the nature of fracture and proper treatment requirement. Read more...

What can you do about a fractured spine?

Follow your doctor . In terms if his advice and recommendations. Depending on the type of fracture treatment options could include surgery or bracing. Read more...
Depends on. Severity. The major issues are stability and cord impingement. If a spine is unstable, it will need surgical correction. If it is a stable fracture, it will depend on where the fracture is and your overall health as to what the treatment options are. If the spinal cord is threatened or damage, this also can require surgery. I hope this helps and best of luck! Read more...

What is fractured spine vs back? What all breaks?

Same thing sort of. The spine refers to the bones that go from the skull to the end of the spine called the coccyx (tailbone), so a fractured spine is actually a fractured/broken back. The location is important as some back fractures are worse and more dangerous than others. The body of the bone can break (compression fracture) or the spinous process or "wings" to the side of these bones can break, or the connections. Read more...

Mild fractured spine 4 weeks ago still in pain is this normal?

This is normal. Fracture healing time at least 6 weeks, and could be longer as there is no way to "rest" your spine. Read more...
Yes . The fracture will take at least 8 weeks to heal. Then there is the associated muscle weakness /spasm to overcome. Read more...

How do doctors treat a fractured spine?

Spine. Bracing- soft collar, rigid or halo , versus surgical fixation and fusion. Seek counsel froma spine surgeon. Read more...
Take it easy. Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com. Read more...

Could a punch to the back cause a fractured spine? Or not likely?

Not likely. But possible. Fractures of the transverse processes for the lumbar vertebrae can occur from direct trauma. Usually a fist punch can't generate enough force to cause this but it can happen sometimes. Best to get checked out. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more...
Unlikely. This would be unlikely unless you have an underlying bone disorder. If you have had unexplained fractures of bones in the past, you might want to have a further work-up. However, in normal circumstances, the bones in the spine should be able to withstand the force of a punch. A punch in the neck can cause injury to the important blood vessels there. Read more...

If you have a fractured spine can you still walk right when it has mended?

Depends. A healthy back is critical for normal walking, so any injuries or fractures can cause trouble even after healing. Also, back fractures can cause nerve injuries that can have an effect. However, many back fractures can heal with or without surgery with a normal gait. Good physical therapy would be helpful, as they can strengthen muscles and address posture. Read more...
Yes if no nerve . Yes, as long as there are no nerve or spinal cord injuries that did not recover that occurred with the spinal fracture. Read more...