WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM GETTING COMPRESSION FRACTURE OF SPINE?
Compression fracture of Spine often occurs in lumbar and thoracic vertebrae due to traffic accident.
- 1. Fresh compression fracture
Fresh compression fracture - crushing of bone progresses as the day passes, and the wedge-shaped deformation becomes remarkable. In a few months, the wedge-shaped deformation stops.
The progress of compression fracture can be monitored periodically through X-ray Photograph.
МRI is an alternative mean to look into the bones at the time of injury and may detect bleeding in the bones which can be used to your advantage.
- 2. Old compression fractures (compression fractures before the traffic accident)
No progress of compression fracture is seen if you have the old compression fractures
- 3. Movement disorder (limitation of movement caused by spinal code injury)
Causing disorder to movement associated with spinal column disorders upon compression fractures.
(1) When compression fractures occur in the 5th and 4th lumbar vertebrae, which are crucial to one’s movement, significant spinal movement disorders are likely to occur.
(2) On the contrary, compression fractures in the upper lumbar vertebra (2nd and 1st lumbar vertebrae) and thoracic vertebra are not as bad as spinal code injury in the 5th and 4th lumbar vertebrae, movement disorders are much mild.
- 4. Osteoporosis
A little damage to bones can lead to compression fracture if you are suffering from Osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the composition of bone tissue is normal, but the amount of bone per unit volume has decreased. It is a syndrome.
The trabecular bone decreases, the bone skin becomes thin, the bone marrow cavity expands, and the bone looks thin even through X-rays.
A cause of Osteoporosis varies; Most often senile and postmenopausal, but idiopathic, various endocrine abnormalities. There are also disuse bone atrophy and acute bone atrophy after trauma.
Bone atrophy and osteoporosis are used almost synonymous, but bone atrophy is only used for local pathology. Osteoporosis is used for systemic (mainly trunk) conditions.