Years prior to these findings, similar studies were conducted on adults to determine the relationship between mental health disorders and chronic pain. Although there is no simple explanation for the phenomenon, many researchers have found chronic pain, depression, and anxiety share a common link. Now, the same can be said for children, teens, and young adults.
A burst fracture is a descriptive medical term that explains what happens when spinal vertebrae are severely crushed. Due to the nature of burst fractures, it’s not difficult to understand why these injuries are common in motor vehicle accidents and traumatic falls. When a strong force is applied to the spinal column, vertebrae become susceptible to serious damage and may burst into small fragments.