Symptoms of a Spine Fracture

Some of the symptoms that can occur along with a spine fracture are back or neck pain, numbness or tingling, muscle spasms and weakness. Dr. Justin Sporrer, Neurosurgeon at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, says back or neck pain has multitude of causes but if it came on after a trauma, then you have to wonder if there may be a spinal fracture.

He also explains paralysis could be a result of a spinal fracture. “It happens during a trauma and that fracture can occur at any level of the spine, so if you’re injured at the thoracic level, for example, then everything below can be injured in terms of weakness and numbness and paralysis”, he says.

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