The doctors in the Stanford Medicine Spine Center have the experience needed to precisely diagnose and effectively treat a spinal fracture, the condition where one or more of the bones (vertebrae) in the spine has broken.
We help relieve the symptoms of a spinal fracture, which may include back or neck pain made worse by movement. When the spinal cord is involved, symptoms also may include numbness, tingling, weakness, and bowel or bladder problems.
Our doctors emphasize noninvasive treatment whenever possible. Options may include special exercises, changes in your activities, braces, and medications. In more severe cases, we also perform all types of spine surgery, from the common to the most complex.
In addition, Stanford Medicine Spine Center patients with spinal fractures may have opportunities to participate in research studies of new treatment approaches not yet available anywhere else.