Spine fracture

A spine fracture, also known as a vertebral compression fracture, is a common orthopaedic condition that involves the fracture or collapse of a vertebra in the spine. The condition can be caused by trauma or injury to the spine, such as a fall or car accident, or by degeneration of the bones due to osteoporosis or other conditions that weaken the bone.

The symptoms of a spine fracture can include back pain, tenderness, difficulty bending or twisting, and loss of height.

Getting a proper evaluation and treatment recommendations from Dr. Mammu is crucial. The treatment plan suggested will be based on the specific needs of the patient and the severity of their condition.


  • Conservative Treatment: In most cases, a spine fracture can be treated conservatively with rest, pain medication, and bracing to immobilize the spine and promote healing. Physical therapy may also be recommended to help strengthen the muscles supporting the spine and improve mobility.
  • Kyphoplasty or Vertebroplasty: If the conservative treatment is ineffective, or if the patient has severe pain or loss of height, a procedure called kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty may be recommended. These procedures involve injecting a cement-like substance into the fractured vertebra to stabilize it and reduce pain.
  • Surgical Intervention: Surgery may be necessary if the fracture is severe or if there is a risk of nerve damage. The most common surgical option is a spinal fusion, where the surgeon joins two or more vertebrae together to provide stability to the spine.