Spine Care

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Spine Care

Spinal Trauma & Fractures

Spine Injuries We Treat

Injuries to the spine can range from mild strains like whiplash to debilitating spinal cord injuries. Our Och Spine experts care for people with injuries from trauma and vertebral fractures from osteoporosis, including:

  • Burst fracture
  • Compression fracture
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Occipitocervical dislocation
  • Cervical fractures
  • Hangman's fracture
  • Odontoid fracture
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Central cord syndrome
  • Thoracic fractures
  • Chance fracture
  • Lumbar fractures
  • Sacral fractures
  • Coccygeal pain

Our Team

Our Approach to Spine Injuries and Fractures

The way we treat spinal injuries depends on the type of injury and the degree of instability. Many spinal fractures heal with conservative treatment. However, severe fractures may require surgery to realign the bones. Our experts also have extensive training and experience with minimally invasive spinal surgery and state-of-the-art technologies to treat spinal cord injuries.

Spinal trauma. Our trauma team quickly stabilizes people with spinal injuries to avoid further damage. We use surgery to stabilize fractured vertebrae, release pressure, and treat other injuries in the body. We begin rehabilitation as soon as possible.

Vertebral fractures. We may stabilize vertebral fractures, such as those caused by osteoporosis or spinal tumors, using vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty: the injection of bone cement into the fractured vertebrae to provide stability as it hardens. If you have a more serious fracture, we can perform surgery to repair it.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens


NewYork-Presbyterian Queens