Fractures

Most spine fractures in young patients are secondary to high-energy traumatic events. Older adults or those with a metabolic disturbance that compromises bone are susceptible to this type of injury without the need for high energy trauma and neoplastic involvement should be ruled out. Its main manifestation is pain and should be correlated with the triggering event. Depending on the involvement of the spinal cord or peripheral nerve roots, this type of injury can have irreversible consequences.