Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Facture

lumbar spine

What is Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Facture?

Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Fracture is a very serious injury. The most common fractures of the spine occur in the thoracic (midback) and lumbar spine (lower back) or at the connection of the two (thoracolumbar junction) . The energy required to cause these spinal fractures, patients often have additional injuries that require treatment. The spinal cord may be injured, depending on the severity of the spinal fracture.


Symptoms of Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Fracture

  • Moderate to severe back pain
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Loss control of bladder function

 


Causes of Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Fracture

  • Car crash
  • Fall from height
  • Sports accident

 


Treatment for Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Fracture

  • Back Brace
  • Surgery is required if

- Severe loss of vertebral body height
- Excessive forward bending or angulation at the injury site
- Significant nerve injury due to parts of the vertebral body or disk pinching the spinal cord


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6471 2691, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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