How do you know who is most likely to get cervical spine fracture?

Not common. Outside of trauma like bad car accidents, severe falls etc, cervical spine fractures are not common. I rarely see them and I take care of an older population. Spinal compression fractures from osteoporosis are more common and are seen mostly in the the thoracic and lumbar spine.
By bone density. Given equal forces of injury, a person whose bone is less dense is more likely to get a fracture. Mild to moderate loss of bone density is known as osteopenia, and marked loss of bone density is osteoporosis. This can be determined by a special scan. Your bone density is determined by genetics and your intake of calcium and vitamin d, especially in your younger years.
Trauma/falls/sports. Cervical spine fractures can occur after falls in which the neck is hyperextended, or impact is made to top of the head such as diving in a swallow pool. Motor vehicle accidents can cause cervical fractures when patients heads encounter objects or sudden deceleration causing extreme neck movements. Sports injuries that cause impact to top of head can cause fractures or deceleration also.

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How common is it for somebody to get cervical spine fracture?

Uncommon. Fracture of the neck spine is always a risk in any neck trauma. It is why emergency teams put the patient on a neck protective board until evaluation is possible. But most cases of neck strain and trauma are just muscle and ligament injury, while fracture is far less common. If you feel you have a fracture, see your orthopod or er doctor immediately.
Common. Unfortunately, cervical fractures are commonly seen in trauma centers. Many heal with wearing a collar. Some require surgical stabilization.

How to cure cervical spine fracture?

Depends of type. Different types of fracture require different treatments. The first differentiation is whether or not the fracture is stable or unstable. Small fractures that don't affect the structural integrity of the spine often require no treatment. If the spine "slips" because of the fracture, it needs to be stabilized externally with a halo brace or internally with surgery and fusion/plate.
Depends on the type. Of fracture. Could range from doing nothing, wearing a soft collar, wearing a hard collar, surgery. See your spine surgeon.
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. Check out spine-health. Com.

How do you define cervical spine fracture?

Let me explain. Fracture of the cervical spine like any fracture, the bone broken in the cervical spine, there are dangerous because could effect the nerve or the spinal cord.
Cervical spine. Cervical spine fractures are very unusual outside of very severe trauma. Cervical spine fractures can be seen with xrays or ct scans usually. They are a disruption of the normal bony anatomy and thus are similar to other fractures in the body.

What sort of disorder is a cervical spine fracture?

Cervical spind distd. A cervical spine fracture if a cerval spine disorder.
Broken bone. Cervical spine fractures are any break in the bone of the cervical spine. They can be very benign or quite difficult. Some require no treatment but most require at least bracing. There are also many times they must be treated with surgery to stabilize the fracture.

I need suggestions on how to help a cervical spine fracture?

Caution. Avoid high impact & strenuous activity. Allow for healing then do rehab to regain flexibility & strength. This depends on the type and severity of the fracture.
Depends. If it is unstable, then you may need surgery to fix it. If it is stable, you may need a hard cervical collar to let it heal over the next 6weeks.
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. Check out spine-health. Com.

What is the definition or description of: cervical spine fracture?

Broken neck bone. A fracture or break in the vertebrae or bone in the seven bones of the neck between the skull and upper chest.

Do doctors see a lot of patients with cervical spine fracture?

They Should. Anyone with suspected or known cervical spine fracture needs to see a doctor immediately, as some fractures are not stable and can result in paralysis or death. Spine fractures should be treated by a orthopedic spine surgeon or qualified neurosurgeon.
Yes. Unfortunately, cervical fractures are commonly seen in trauma centers. Many heal with wearing a collar. Some require surgical stabilization.

Doctor scared my son talking about him having cervical spine fracture. What would you say?

Depends. Does your son have a cervical spine fracture, because that really is scary, or was the doctor talking about your son's behavior that could result in cervical spine fracture? How old is your son and what was the context of the talk?
Does he have one? A cervical spine fracture can indeed be serious. If there is instability you can have spinal cord damage. Did the doctor tell him not to do certain activities or he may get a fracture or did he do something and there is a possibility that there is a fracture?

Can a person get paralysed from osteoporosis or even worse quadriplegic from cervical spine fractures?

Yes. Yes, if someone fractures there cervical spine during a fall or injury, the spinal cord can become injured and this can result in weakness and quadriplegia. The osteoporosis itself does not cause a spinal cord injury, a fracture or disc herniation can cause spinal cord injury. If you have osteoporosis it is important to see your primary specialist and to have that evaluated and treated.