Are you afraid of spine surgery?
Good news: Modern day spine surgery carries less than 1% chance of developing weakness
in the legs, Equivalent to anybody having a major road accident
Spine injuries range from mild ligament injury to fracture and dislocation of vertebrae with or without damage to the spinal cord. Treatment depends on the type of fracture and degree of instability.
Most spinal fractures occur in the thoracic (midback) and lumbar spine (lower back) or at the connection of the two (thoracolumbar junction). Cervical/ Neck fractures usually result from high-energy trauma, such as automobile accidents or fall from height. 80% of patients are aged between 18-25 years, men are 4 times more likely to have spine injury than women.
Prevention We can help protect yourself and your family if you: