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.
Cervical myelopathy is a nervous system disorder that affects the neck. This condition often arises when the spinal cord is compressed in the neck, which can occur from natural wear and tear to spinal vertebrae. The spine specialists at Othopedic & Wellness discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for patients suffering from cervical myelopathy.