What are vertebral fractures?

Vertebral fractures are structural injuries to the bones of the spine, specifically the vertebrae, and can result from a variety of causes, including trauma, osteoporosis, or underlying medical conditions like cancer or infections. These fractures often manifest as severe back pain, reduced mobility, and, in some cases, spinal deformities. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential, as they not only alleviate pain but also help prevent further complications, such as nerve compression or the worsening of pre-existing medical conditions. 

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Vertebral fracture symptoms?

Symptoms of vertebral fractures can vary depending on the location and severity of the injury but often include sudden and severe back pain that worsens with movement, limited spinal mobility, height loss due to spinal compression, and, in some cases, a noticeable change in posture. Other symptoms include:

  • Acute pain in the back
  • Pain during routine activities like standing or walking
  • Inability to lie on one’s back
  • Warping in the spine
  • Inability to move the spine
  • Difficulty twisting
  • Difficulty getting in and out of bed

Comprehensive vertebral fracture treatments

The treatment of vertebral fractures encompasses both non-surgical and surgical options. At Premier Orthopaedic Associates, we tailor treatment plans to an optimal plan to regain a pain-free lifestyle. Non-surgical approaches focus on preventing further bone loss and may involve resistance exercises, maintaining a well-balanced diet, ensuring adequate exposure to sunlight for vitamin D synthesis, and appropriate calcium intake. Consultation with a healthcare provider is crucial to tailor an individualized approach to bone health. Surgical treatments, on the other hand, consider factors such as bone quality, overall spinal posture, and nerve compression. These interventions may include minimally invasive procedures or, in more severe cases, traditional surgical methods to restore spinal stability and alleviate pain, allowing patients to regain mobility and improve their overall quality of life.

Why choose us for treating vertebral fractures?

Choose Premier Orthopaedic Associates to resolve vertebral fractures because we offer a multidisciplinary team of board-certified specialists with expertise in spinal care. Our commitment to delivering cutting-edge diagnostics and advanced treatments ensures that you receive the most comprehensive and personalized care available. We understand the physical and emotional impact of vertebral fractures, and our state-of-the-art facilities equipped with next-generation diagnostic tools and treatments enable us to provide lasting relief from pain and mobility issues. At Premier Orthopaedic Associates, you're not just a patient; you're a partner in your journey to recovery, and our specialized approach aims to help you regain spinal stability, mobility, and an improved quality of life.

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