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Treatment for Spinal Fractures in Atlanta, GA

Compression Fracture

Compression fractures are tiny cracks in the vertebrae that make up your spine. These usually happen as a result of trauma to your spine; however, they may also present themselves in conjunction with osteoporosis and pathologic fractures. Compression fractures can be extremely painful, and can become worse if left untreated.

The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists use cutting-edge techniques to locate and treat compression fractures for effective, long-term relief. At our state-of-the-art facility, we offer a wide range of specialized treatments tailored to your individual needs, and we’re committed to helping you find the most effective long-term treatment for your spinal fracture.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your spinal health and well-being, contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our comprehensive approach to treating compression fractures. We look forward to helping you reclaim a better quality of life.

Chronic Back Pain Treatment in Atlanta, GA

Treatment & Diagnosis of Compression Fractures

Compression fractures of the spine are a common condition, particularly among individuals over 65. They occur when the bones of the spine collapse or break due to weakened bone density, and they can lead to significant pain and disability if left untreated.

Some common symptoms of a compression fracture include:

  • Dull ache in the lower back or neck area that worsens with physical activity
  • Painful muscle spasms in the lower back
  • Loss of height in some cases
  • Inability to exercise as before

Treatments for compression fractures may include:

  • Medications: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and muscle relaxants may be prescribed to help reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Physical Therapy: Certain exercises and stretches may be recommended to improve flexibility, strength, and posture.
  • Bracing/Casting: A brace or cast may be used to offer external support for the affected area.
  • Surgery: This is typically only necessary if other treatments have been unsuccessful. Some surgical options include spinal fusion, vertebroplasty, or kyphoplasty.

At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists, our team of skilled physicians will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes compression fractures?

Compression fractures of the spine can be caused by trauma, such as a car accident or fall, or by decreased bone density due to age-related conditions such as osteoporosis. The vertebrae become weakened, leading to the potential collapse of the bones and resulting in a compression fracture.

When is surgery necessary for compression fractures?

Surgery may be necessary for compression fractures if the fracture is severe, or if it fails to heal properly after non-surgical treatment options. Surgery can include vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, which are minimally invasive procedures that involve injecting cement into the fractured area. Surgery can also involve fusion, which involves inserting screws and rods and connecting bones together to help keep them in place.

Do you accept insurance for cervical radiculopathy treatment?

Yes! The Physicians believe that leading-edge care for chronic back pain should be accessible to everyone who needs it, and we’re proud to accept insurance from providers across the Atlanta area. Visit our Insurance page to see our list of accepted providers.

How can I get started with the best chronic pain specialist near me?

If you’re ready to find relief from spinal pain, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists are here to consult with you, answer your questions, and get you started on the road to relief. Schedule your appointment today using our easy online tool.