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A fracture is a serious spine injury that can cause extensive damage and severe pain. This type of trauma needs to be evaluated immediately by a spine specialist.
Some spine fractures don’t cause pain – even after a trauma or accident. As such, patients may be unaware that they have suffered an injury. That’s why a prompt evaluation is so important.
When symptoms do develop, they are dependent on the location, type, and extent of your injury. The most common sign is severe, sudden pain in the area, which may also be associated with swelling.
If the fracture presses on a nerve or the spinal cord, you may also experience:
Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.
We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.
Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.
Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.
Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.
During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.
Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:
Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.
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