Spine Conditions

Traumatic Spine Injuries

Traumatic spine injuries refer to any damage or injury to the spine that is caused by external force, such as a blow or impact. These injuries can affect any part of the spine, including the cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), or lumbar (lower back) regions. Depending on the severity and location of the injury, it can cause a range of symptoms, from mild pain and discomfort to paralysis.


The symptoms of traumatic spine injuries can vary depending on the location and severity of the injury. Some common symptoms include:

  • Pain or stiffness in the neck, back, or limbs
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
  • Weakness or loss of coordination in the arms or legs
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Difficulty breathing
  • In severe cases, traumatic spine injuries can result in paralysis or even death.



Traumatic spine injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents, including:

  • Falls, such as from a ladder or staircase
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Sports injuries, particularly those involving contact or collision
  • Acts of violence, such as gunshot wounds or stabbings

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