Spinal Fractures

Experiencing a major trauma, such as an auto accident, can result in a spinal fracture, in which a bone, or bones, break in the spinal column. Paralysis can occur, as well as possible injury to other organs. Treatment for spinal fractures involves care from a multi-disciplinary team, and surgery is sometimes necessary to repair and realign the spine. Many spinal fractures are treated with bracing the spine in a safe alignment for several months.