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Traumatic Injuries & Vertebral Fractures

The Och Spine Hospital brings together trauma care, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and physiatry experts to treat spine trauma or injuries to vertebrae, spinal cord, and nearby nerves. As a dedicated spine treatment hospital, within one of the nation’s top academic medical centers, our patients have access to advanced diagnostic and surgical treatment options for injuries to the spine.

Traumatic Injuries We Treat

Injuries to the spine range from mild strains like whiplash to debilitating spinal cord injuries. Our experts provide treatment to a vast array of injuries including:

  • Burst fracture
  • Compression fracture
  • Hangman's fracture
  • Odontoid fracture
  • Spinal compression fractures
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal fractures

Our Approach to Traumatic Injuries

Depending on the severity of the injury, you may experience pain, difficulty walking, or be paralyzed — unable to move your arms or legs. The way we treat spinal fractures depends on the type of fracture and the degree of instability. Many spinal fractures heal with conservative treatment. However, severe fractures may require surgery to realign the bones. When symptoms remain progressive and unresponsive to conservative treatment, surgical correction is considered.

Our experts have extensive training and experience with minimally invasive spinal surgery and state-of-the-art technologies to treat spinal cord injuries. If you need surgery, we may treat you with vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, which provides stability in a fractured vertebra as it hardens.


To learn more about our spine specialists, visit our team page.

To request an appointment with a specialist, please call 844-697-2229.