Vertebral Fracture

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What is Vertebral Fracture?

Vertebral Fracture is a condition in which the bones of your spine break. This can happen because of a fall, or it may be due to osteoporosis, which makes bones weaker and more likely to break.

Vertebral fractures are associated with osteoporosis, which is a condition that makes bones brittle and more likely to break. It can affect both men and women of all ages, but it’s most common in older adults.

Osteoporosis causes the bones to lose density and strength over time. The vertebrae (the bones in your spine) are particularly vulnerable because they’re made up of bone tissue that is already at risk for fracture.

What are the types of Vertebral Fracture?

There are four types of vertebral fracture:

Compression—when the vertebral body is compressed by a force that exceeds its ability to withstand it, or when one vertebrae rests on top of another (impinging on the spinal canal).

Burst—when there is a sudden increase in pressure inside the vertebrae, causing it to break apart. This can be caused by trauma or infection.

Flexion-distraction—when the spine is bent forward and backward in such a way that both ends are pulled apart from each other. This can cause spinal cord injury.

Fracture-dislocation—when one vertebra moves out of place and dislocates from another one above or below it, causing damage to surrounding tissues like ligaments and muscles due to the tension created by these forces.

What are the symptoms of Vertebral Fracture?

The symptoms of Vertebral Fracture include:

  • Pain in the back, neck, and shoulders
  • Numbness, weakness, or paralysis in the arms or legs
  • Radiating pain in the arms or legs
  • Loss of balance and difficulty walking

What are the causes of Vertebral Fracture?

Vertebral Fracture is a common condition among older adults. It is caused when the vertebrae, which are the bones of the spine, break or crack. The vertebrae provide support and flexibility to the spine.

There are many causes of Vertebral Fracture. Some of these include:

Osteoporosis – this is a disease that affects the bones, causing them to weaken and break. Osteoporosis can cause fractures in other parts of the body as well as in bones in your spine.

Trauma – if you fall on your back or head, you may fracture a vertebrae. This is especially true if you have osteoporosis or weak bones (osteopenia).

What are the risk factors for Vertebral Fracture?

Vertebral fractures are commonly associated with osteoporosis, which is a condition where bones become thin and fragile due to low levels of calcium in the body.

Other risk factors include previous injury to the spine, smoking, alcohol abuse, poor nutrition and lack of exercise.

How to prevent Vertebral Fracture?

A vertebral fracture is when the bone in your spine breaks, usually due to osteoporosis (a condition in which your bones become brittle and weak). This can be painful and lead to long-term disability.

But there are things you can do to prevent it! Here are some tips:

  • Eat a balanced diet rich in calcium, vitamin D, and other nutrients.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Avoid smoking, which increases your risk of developing osteoporosis by 50%.

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What are the exercises for Vertebral Fracture?

There are many things you can do to help prevent vertebral fractures, but if you already have one, there are exercises you can do to strengthen your back muscles and reduce pain.

Here’s a list of some exercises that can help:

Bridging

Lie on your back with your feet flat on the floor and your knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Keeping your lower back in contact with the floor, press up through your heels until you form an inverted “V” shape with your body, keeping the natural curve in your lower back. Hold for 1 minute and repeat 3 times daily.

Hip Extension

Stand facing away from a wall with feet about hip-width apart and toes facing forward, then bend at the waist so that upper body is parallel to floor (or as close as possible). Extend one leg straight out behind you with foot flexed so that it touches wall; hold for 30 seconds before switching legs and repeating exercise with other leg extended behind

What are the treatments for Vertebral Fracture?

There are several treatments for vertebral fracture, depending on the type of fracture and the patient’s age.

In general, the treatments are aimed at reducing pain and swelling in order to allow the body to heal itself as much as possible. The most common treatments include:

  • Resting in bed
  • Taking pain medications
  • Using a heating pad or ice pack
  • Using traction devices to help straighten your back

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What brace is used for Vertebral Fracture?

The Thoracolumbar Orthosis Fixation Brace is used for vertebral fracture.

This device is a rigid brace that is used to stabilize the back and spine after a vertebral fracture in order to prevent further damage and help with healing. The brace can be used for both acute and chronic conditions, such as compression fractures, multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries.

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