Lumbar Spine Fracture

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Lumbar Spine Fracture

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What is Lumbar Spine Fracture?

A lumbar spine fracture is a break in one or more of the bones in the lower back. The lumbar spine consists of five vertebrae (bones), and these bones can be broken in different ways.

The most common type of fracture seen in the lumbar spine is a compression fracture, which occurs when one or more vertebrae collapse due to osteoporosis or weakening of the bones. This type of fracture usually occurs in older people. Another type of fracture that can occur is a burst fracture, which occurs when there is sudden trauma to the spine, such as from an automobile accident or fall.

What are the types of Lumbar Spine Fracture?

There are five types of lumbar spine fractures:

Compression Fracture – occurs when there is so much pressure on one vertebra with another vertebra that it breaks

Burst Fracture – occurs when the disc between two vertebrae ruptures and spills out into the spinal canal (the hollow space where the spinal cord runs)

Transverse Process Fracture – occurs when one of these bony projections on each side of your vertebral body breaks off

Collapsed Vertebral Body Fracture – occurs when a piece of bone breaks off from inside your vertebral body and falls out through an opening in the front of it

Burst Fracture With Collapse – occurs when both transverse process fractures occur along with collapsed vertebral bodies

What are the symptoms of Lumbar Spine Fracture?

The symptoms of Lumbar Spine Fracture vary depending on the type of fracture that has occurred.

  • Signs and symptoms of a compression fracture include:
  • Loss of height or ability to stand up straight, back pain, numbness or tingling in the legs, and muscle weakness
  • Signs and symptoms of a burst fracture include:
  • Extreme back pain, severe leg pain, weakness in the legs, and inability to walk

What are the causes of Lumbar Spine Fracture?

One of the most common reasons for a lumbar spine fracture is trauma, which can be the result of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Falls are the most common cause of lumbar spine fractures in older adults, who have weaker bones and slower reflexes than younger people.

There are several other causes of Lumbar Spine Fracture, including:

  • A fall or accident
  • Age-related degeneration of the spine
  • Bone diseases such as osteoporosis or arthritis

What are the risk factors for Lumbar Spine Fracture?

Lumbar Spine Fracture is a common injury that can happen to anyone anywhere, but it’s more likely to occur in certain situations. The most common risk factors are:

Age – If you’re over the age of 65, you have a higher chance of developing Lumbar Spine Fracture. This may be because older people tend to have weaker bones or because they’re more prone to falls.

Gender – Men are more likely than women to get Lumbar Spine Fractures due to their higher rate of falls.

Smoking – Smoking can weaken your bones and make them more likely to break if you fall or get into an accident.

How to prevent Lumbar Spine Fracture?

The best way to prevent lumbar spine fracture is to avoid falls and other accidents that might result in injury. You should also wear protective equipment like helmets when riding bikes or scooters, or if you’re participating in other sports where falls are likely.

  • Avoid heavy lifting
  • Stretch before exercising
  • Avoid high-impact activities such as running or jumping
  • Maintain a healthy weight and diet to avoid excess strain
  • Don’t stand for long periods of time without sitting down
  • Don’t do strenuous housework or exercise
  • Do not smoke cigarettes or use drugs
  • Keep your spine strong by doing exercises for the back muscles

Recommended Exercise

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What are the exercises for Lumbar Spine Fracture?

There are a few exercises that can help you recover from a lumbar spine fracture, including Leg Slides, and Hip Bridge

Leg Slides

This exercise helps to strengthen your muscles, improve flexibility in your lower back, and reduce swelling.

Sit down on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Place one foot on top of the other knee. Push your hips forward and toward the ground until you feel a stretch in your lower back. Hold for 2 minutes before switching sides.

Hip Bridge

This exercise helps to strengthen the glutes and hamstrings while stretching your hip flexors and improving balance.

Lie on your back with knees bent at 90 degrees and feet flat on the floor. Extend arms straight out at shoulder height with palms facing down. Then lift hips while keeping knees aligned with feet and shoulders parallel to each other (do not allow knees to move forward past toes). Hold position for 5 seconds then return to starting position slowly without letting hips drop too quickly or fall too far behind body weight distribution points (i.e., don’t let knees touch floor).

What are the treatments for Lumbar Spine Fracture?

The main treatments for lumbar spine fracture are:

Bed rest

This is usually recommended for the first few days after the injury. It helps to keep the spine from moving and reduces pain.

Pain medication

You may need to take painkillers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help with the pain and swelling.

Physical therapy

This can help improve your range of motion and strengthen your muscles around your spine. It may also help you manage any complications caused by the injury, such as incontinence or difficulty breathing.

Surgery

Surgery is only considered if there is severe damage to the vertebrae or if there is some type of instability in your spine that causes it to move out of place easily (as seen in spondylolisthesis).

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What brace is used for Lumbar Spine Fracture?

Hyperextension braces are used for lumbar spine fractures.

A lumbar spine fracture is a break in the bones of the lower spine.  It can be caused by a fall, a car accident, or an injury from playing sports.  The most common symptoms include pain in your lower back and difficulty moving or walking.

An extension brace is designed to provide support and immobilization to injured areas of your spine.  This type of brace extends from your hips all the way up to just below your rib cage.

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