Synergy Health Partners

Back Fracture/Break

A back fracture or break causes severe pain and potential long-term complications.

How It Develops

Back fractures typically result from significant trauma such as car accidents, falls, sports injuries, or direct blows to the spine. Osteoporosis can also weaken the bones, making them more susceptible to fractures even with minor trauma.

Common Symptoms of Arthritic Back Pain

  • Severe back pain that worsens with movement
  • Swelling and bruising around the injured area
  • Muscle spasms
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs if nerves are affected
  • Difficulty walking or standing

Who It Affects

Back fractures can affect anyone, but they are more common in older adults due to the prevalence of osteoporosis. Athletes and individuals involved in high-risk activities are also at higher risk of sustaining a back fracture.

Impact on Daily Life

A back fracture can severely limit mobility and independence. The pain and discomfort can interfere with daily activities, work, and physical exercise. In severe cases, it can lead to long-term disability and complications such as chronic pain and spinal deformities.

Risks of Untreated Back Fracture

If left untreated, a back fracture can lead to severe complications. The broken vertebrae can damage the spinal cord or nerves, leading to permanent paralysis or neurological deficits. Proper and timely treatment is crucial to prevent these outcomes and ensure optimal recovery.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are experiencing persistent back pain, early diagnosis and treatment are essential. Schedule an appointment with our expert spine surgeons to receive personalized care.

Get Back To You - Faster

We understand the challenges of recovering from a back fracture. Our team provides support and education to help you navigate the treatment process and regain your strength and mobility.