About Pathological Spine Fractures
What is it and what are my treatment options?
Pathological Spine Fracture Overview
A pathological spine fracture is a spine fracture that is caused by a disease rather than an accident or injury. After a thorough evaluation, a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) spine specialist diagnoses the disease responsible for a pathological spine fracture and prescribes an appropriate treatment plan.
Symptoms & Causes
Pathological spine fracture symptoms include:
- Spine pain
- Extremity pain
Common pathological spine fracture causes are:
- Paget’s disease
Nonsurgical treatment options are recommended first. After a thorough evaluation, a CONA spine specialist may recommend:
- A brace
- Calcium and vitamin D supplements
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
- Pain medications
Make an Appointment
with A Spine Specialist
Please make an appointment with a CONA spine specialist if you experience pathological spine fracture symptoms. Delaying a diagnosis can make your symptoms and the disease-causing them worse.
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