Spinal Injury and Trauma In Boston, MA
Injuries and accidents are among the leading causes of spinal trauma. You can fracture your spine by falling or during a car accident. Older adults who are more likely to have osteoporosis, a condition that weakens and thins the bones, are much more prone to spontaneous fractures.
Sports-related injuries are also likely to cause spinal trauma. These sudden, unexpected, and often ballistic spinal traumas are most likely to require immediate medical attention. Imagine a football player being upended, flipping in midair, and then landing on his head. Or a horseback rider being thrown from his or her mount. People have suffered broken necks and other debilitating or even life-threatening injuries in this manner.
Spinal trauma may also be caused by heavy physical labor; lifting or forceful movements; and bending, twisting, lifting or moving while in an awkward position. Even healthy, normal daily activities such as gardening or doing housework can cause sprains and strains that can lead to back pain.
For more information about spinal trauma and your treatment options, call Spine Specialists of Boston at (617) 860-6388.