Spinal fractures are caused by physical trauma or health conditions such as osteoporosis. These fractures can be mild or severe. Severe fractures cause long-term problems when left untreated. At American Spine: Spine Injury Accident Leaders, we offer treatment for spinal fractures. We help you find relief from pain and address the root of the condition to provide a long-lasting solution.
Our goal is to help you feel better, using the most suitable treatment methods depending on the cause and severity of your condition. We serve the areas of Northridge, Corona, San Diego, Orange, San Gabriel, San Jose, San Bernardino, Upland, Cerritos, Hesperia, San Jacinto, Santa Ana, and Laguna Hills.
The Symptoms of a Spinal Fracture
Some of the most common symptoms of a spinal fracture include:
- Pain in the neck or the back that increases with movement
- Numbness or tingling
- Muscle spasms
- Inability to control bowel movements
- Weakness of the limbs
Before any treatment, a medical specialist will conduct a thorough examination for diagnosis. Some of the tests we use include:
- X-rays to check for abnormalities in the spine
- MRI scans to check whether there is tissue damage
- CT scans of the spine to check if there are any changes in the bone structure
Treatment of Spinal Fractures
There are several treatment options for spinal fractures. If a fracture is not severe, it can be treated by wearing a brace or a corset for some weeks. A patient can also be given medication to find pain relief. If the fracture is severe, it can be treated using surgery.
Some of the commonly used surgical procedures for spinal fractures include vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. Kyphoplasty is minimally invasive and the patient can resume their normal life a few days after the treatment. Our doctor may recommend physical therapy and advice on applying ice to the area for some time after treatment to ensure a patient is fully healed. We may also prescribe medication after the procedure. Furthermore, we may also advise you to attend a follow-up appointment after some time to check your progress.
Get Treatment for Spinal Fractures at American Spine: Spine Injury Accident Leaders
At American Spine: Spine Injury Accident Leaders, we understand how a spinal fracture interferes with your daily life. It can create a significant amount of pain and makes it impossible to do just about anything. We offer safe and effective spinal fracture treatment, using medication and other procedures to help you find relief. We have state-of-the-art examination equipment that helps us make a precise diagnosis before creating a treatment plan.
We serve the areas of Northridge, Corona, San Diego, Orange, San Gabriel, San Jose, San Bernardino, Upland, Cerritos, Hesperia, San Jacinto, Santa Ana, and Laguna Hills, CA. Call our team today at (833) 786-7246 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.