Fracture in the vertebral body disturbing the continuity in the alignment of back bones is called as Spine Fracture. Commonly occurs due to road traffic accident and fall from height


In simple fracure patient will have back or neck pain .In severe injury patient might have weakness of arms or legs.

Xray is the initial investigation . MRI and CT may be required depending on the severity of the injury.

The treatment for simple fracure is rest and supportive appliances such as belt/ collar and orthosis. Complex fracure with displacement or with weakness might require surgery for stabilisation.

Case Example:

45yr old farmer sustained a fall from tree and fractured his 2nd and 5th lumbar vertebra. Pedicle screw fixation and stabilization was done from 1st lumbar vertebra to sacrum for earlier mobilization and rehabilitation.