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Thursday 21 February 2019
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Spine, Lumber vertebrae and causes of Lumber Compression Fracture

Spine, Lumber vertebrae and causes of Lumber Compression Fracture

The human spinal cord is consists of 31 spinal cord nerve segments and divided into four regions: the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral regions. These nerves segments are divided into 8 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacral, and 1 coccygeal nerve regions. The lumbar vertebrae are the 5 largest and strongest of all vertebrae in the spine. Each lumbar vertebra is attached with strong stabilizing muscles to spinal cord. Severe trauma, pathological changes or weakening of lumbar vertebrae are common causes of lumber compression fracture.

Especially among postmenopausal women, underlying cause of lumbar compression fractures is Osteoporosis. Lumber compression fracture of spine usually occurs at the bottom part of thoracic spine (T11 and T12) and first vertebra of lumbar spine (L1). We at Specialist Pain International (SPI), very efficiently treat lumber compression fracture.