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Compression Fracture

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Each vertebra in the spine is under pressure from the body and is cushioned by the spinal discs on either side to help absorb this pressure. As you get older, bones can lose density and become weaker, especially if you have osteoporosis. Compression fractures of the spine can occur at any age, but they are more common as you get older and the vertebrae are weaker. Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA, offers compression fracture treatment options for those who experience a spinal compression fracture to reduce symptoms and protect the stability of the spine.

The most common cause of spinal compression fractures is related to aging and bone density loss. The bone in the vertebrae becomes weaker and more susceptible to damage. Compression fractures from aging-related issues are almost always in the thoracic or lumbar spine. Most commonly, the front side of the vertebra fractures and compacts, changing the shape from a rectangle to a triangle or wedge. Compression fractures may also be caused by trauma or injury, and auto accidents can have a severe impact on the spine and cause a compression fracture.

Symptoms of Spinal Fractures

Not all compression fractures need treatment if the spine is stable and the patient is not experiencing negative symptoms. However, spinal compression fractures can put pressure on the nerve roots, causing pain or weakness in the back and legs. In severe compression fractures, the spine may become unstable or impact the spinal cord. The spine can curve, restricting organs and impacting mobility. The patient may develop a hump and lose height if left untreated.

Spinal compression fracture treatment depends on the type of fracture and how it is impacting the patient. Pain relief can be obtained with injection therapy, or repairing the vertebrae may be recommended. Contact our practice to schedule an appointment. Our team at Hanowell Spine Clinic can determine the best compression fracture treatment plan based on the individual to help reduce pain and dysfunction while improving overall health and wellness.

Patient Reviews

Deborah C.

My knees were so bad I could hardly walk. After 3 injections no pain.

Sandra C.

Dr. Michael Hanowell has relieved my sciatica pain. I was in a wheelchair and after the first epidural I was able to walk. After a recent car accident he put several injections in my back and neck which relieved the pain greatly. He and his staff are very considerate and do everything possible to work with you on relieving your pain.

Cheryl A.

Dr Hanowell did my SCS in my back on Wednesday morning and he is one of the best Doctors I have ever met I promise you if I need anything done on my back he will be the one that works on it along with MDPAIN

Wendell M.

Doctor did explain everything be fore he started. He was nice professional and his staff was very nice and polite Great Work

Mike D.

Dr. Hanowell treated my sciatica pain & I went from being in a wheelchair and barely able to walk to being pain free. He is very professional, caring, and conscientious. He has given me several epidurals and trigger point injections for various issues related to age and injuries and his treatments were very effective. His staff is also very professional.

Pain Healed

Dr. Michael Hanowell , Kind, patient, great listener, willingness to help. Looking forward to feeling better. Thank You Dr. Hanowell.

logo Hanowell Spine Clinic, LLC. Covington, GA

4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (770) 787- 3550

Fax: (770) 787- 2304

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