Fractures of the spine usually are due to car accidents or falls but can also be associated with osteoporosis, tumors, or infection. These fractures of the thoracolumbar spine result in damage to the spinal cord and nerves.
The main symptoms are:
- Localized pain
- Nerve Root pain
- Neurological dysfunctions in the lower extremities (spinal cord injury)
- Bowel and bladder problems