image of the lumbar spine fracture

Symptoms Lumbar fractures cause moderate to severe pain that intensifies with movement. Weakness, numbness and tingling in the affected area happens if the spinal cord sustains damage, according to the AAOS. Bowel and bladder control may also be lost if spine damage takes place. Nearly 60 percent of individuals with lumbar spine injuries have serious long-term consequences or side effects, Wilkinson cautions.

Last Update - September 22, 2017


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