Centro de la columna Vertebral: February 18, 2019
Vertebral crushing is a type of fracture that affects the bones in the spine (vertebrae). It is more common in older people but can also be caused by accidents. This time we are going to tell you a little more about this condition. Remember to see a health professional if you have had an accident or if you experience chronic back pain.
Vertebral crushing . When a vertebra is injured or when the wear and tear caused by osteoporosis weakens the bone, it can break partially or completely, causing what is called “crushing” It is important to mention that this condition does not always produce immediate symptoms, and some time may pass before it is diagnosed, which is why it is important to receive a medical examination in the event of an accident, as well as to perform routine check-ups in the case of older people suffering from osteoporosis.
Other symptoms, such as loss of mobility and sensitivity in the extremities, appear when the crushing causes damage to the nerves in the spinal cord. These symptoms may not appear or may have a different origin, such as a herniated disc, which is why it is important to receive a timely diagnosis.
An MRI is required to properly diagnose this condition, as well as a medical consultation. In certain cases, bone density studies may be necessary in older people to determine the possible presence of osteoporosis.
Conservative treatment during the early stages of vertebral crushing consists of pain management and preventing new fractures.
At the Centro de la Columna Vertebralwe have a non-surgical, side effect-free, clinically-proven treatment for chronic back pain. Schedule an appointment and receive personalized medical attention.