Spinal Fracture: Treatment and Physical Therapy


Spinal health is quite important for us, as it helps in maintaining the posture and movement, either we sit, stand, or lie down. Spine an essential part of the central nervous system. In case you are suffering from a spinal fracture, then you should go for physical therapy for spine fracture.

What is Spinal Cord

The spinal cord is a type of long, thin, tubular structure which is generally made up of the nervous tissues. The spinal cord and brain collectively made the central nervous system,  which controls the entire body, senses and other functions.  The spinal cord is extended from the medulla oblongata to the lumbar region. If we talk about the length of the spinal cord, it’s around 45 cm in men and approximately 43 cm in women and 13mm in diameter at the cervical region and 6.4 mm in the thoracic region. The primary function of the spinal cord is to transmit the nerve signals from the motor cortex to the body. This is also responsible for controlling the various movements such as walking etc. Now if we go in more in-depth, we find that there are 31 spinal cord nerve segments which include the following: 

  • 8 cervical segments from C1-C8
  • 12 thoracic segments from T1-T12
  • 5 lumbar segments L1-L5
  • 5 sacral segments S1-S5
  • 1 coccygeal.

Spinal Cord Injury

There could be many reasons for spinal cord injury, sometimes maybe an instant blow or cut to the spine. Which further can lead to permanent loss of strength, sensation as well as functioning. Due to this a person with spinal cord injury may suffer from loss of sensory function or motor control of the different parts of the body such as arms, legs, or something else. Spinal cord fracture may also cause severe problems which are needed to be treated as soon as possible. For this spinal fracture treatment is required from an expert physiotherapist.

Spinal Fracture Treatment

Physical therapy can be quite efficacious in the context of the spinal fracture, where it can help you to return to a normal life after the spinal cord injury or malfunctioning. The physiotherapist can develop a proper treatment plan which can be beneficial for you to get early recovery. The physiotherapist will help you to strengthen the spinal muscles so that it could function properly. As the spinal fractures can be more severe and also can change the way of functioning. The physiotherapist closely inspects and examines the spine, conducting tests for sensory functions and movement.  Medications, immobilization, surgery etc. can be treatment options for spinal cord fracture, and all these depend upon the severity of the injury. Besides all this physiotherapist, use some sort of modern techniques to stabilize the spine and bring it back to normal condition. The physiotherapy specialist may advise you on some sort of exercises and stretches that primary focus on the spine. He or she can tell you the correct way of doing the exercise, so you can do this at home as well. Furthermore, physical therapy can suggest you do and don’t list keeping the spinal fracture condition in mind.

Anodyne Spine Clinic: Physiotherapy Clinic in South Delhi

Anodyne Spine is the best place for spinal fracture treatment, where it’s equipped with the best and advanced spinal treatment facilities. The spinal fracture specialist and physiotherapist possess vast experience in the field of spine injury.  They use best practices and cutting edge technology for faster recovery from spinal injuries. 

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