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Is surgery the option or not from an auto accident and broke spine?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Surgery for fracture

Indications for spine surgery include instability, neurologic injury, multiple injuries.
It is perfectly reasonable to treat a stable fracture with a brace and activity restrictions for 6 wks-3 months or more depending on fracture. It is equally reasonable to treat a fracture surgically if your spinal cord or nerves are in peril, or it would get you moving quicker and minimize risks of bedrest.

In brief: Surgery for fracture

Indications for spine surgery include instability, neurologic injury, multiple injuries.
It is perfectly reasonable to treat a stable fracture with a brace and activity restrictions for 6 wks-3 months or more depending on fracture. It is equally reasonable to treat a fracture surgically if your spinal cord or nerves are in peril, or it would get you moving quicker and minimize risks of bedrest.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
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