You may have a compression fracture that is so mild you don't even know you have one. On the other hand, you may notice pain in your spine as it comes on gradually. But if the fracture is of a traumatic nature, the immediate onset of pain grabs your attention.
a fracture of a spinal vertebra
Compression fracture is the collapse of a spinal vertebra usually due to trauma or degeneration because of underlying issues like osteoporosis or osteopenia. Spinal canal stenosis and spinal nerve compression result. If you have osteoporosis, you are at a higher risk for fractures because your bones are brittle, they lack calcified matrix and are soft or brittle. If you find yourself with a compression fracture and want to try a conservative route instead of more invasive medical options, Cox Technic is a very gentle, non-invasive, safe option to try to control the pain of the spinal fracture as it heals.
Compression Fracture Condition Description
A thorough examination of your spine, your symptomatology will guide the exam, is vital to the proper diagnosis and treatment.
Thoracic Spine Exam Description
Treatment of the compression fracture in the thoracic spine may include Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression spinal manipulation with some extension manipulation to re-establish a more normal spinal alignment and restore more pain-free motion to the spine. You may lie facing up or down or on your side for treatment. The appropriate treatment for the spinal area of concern will be applied using Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression, possibly combined with other forms of care.
At Home Care
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will recommend some at-home care activities to aid and hasten your recovery.
Clinical Case Reports
Contact Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka for evaluation and potential relief of your compression fracture.
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