If you are suffering from lumbar trauma, you will want to visit our board-certified spine surgeon at our Dallas Spine Care center. At our practice, our expert and highly respected spine surgeon in Dallas is Dr. Henderson.
Dr. Henderson has over 20 years of experience in dealing with patients who suffer with chronic back pain. It is very common for patients to suffer from trauma to the lower back. The lumbar spine is actually an area of the lower back, and is very prone to injury; injuries commonly occur from car accidents or sports injuries, as well as from workplace accidents and other occurrences. If our doctor knows the exact cause of the lumbar trauma, it will help him to make proper treatment recommendations. This is because it will help him to determine exactly what type of back injury you have. If you have a bone problem such as osteoporosis, this may detract from your bone health. Our spine surgeon in Dallas will want to evaluate your entire situation before he makes any type of recommendations for treating your back for lumbar trauma.
Lumbar trauma can cause anything from a simple compression fracture to a burst fracture, with pieces of bone exploding out into nearby tissue. Sometimes the ligaments are torn as well and the bones will slide away from each other. This type of situation will almost always call for back surgery. The way lumbar trauma to the back is treated depends on whether or not the nerves or spinal cord are involved in the injury. Many times, lumbar trauma does not involve any type of damage to the spinal cord. Our spine surgeon will be able to thoroughly assess your individual case and let you know the exact damage that has occurred. He will then be able to make treatment recommendations based solely upon his findings and your individual situation. If you simply have a back strain this usually will not affect any of the nerves or the stability of the spine. Sometimes it is effective to use braces in this case and physical therapy is used to help patients regain their strength. To make an appointment to meet with our spine surgeon in Dallas for complete evaluation and treatment of your individual situation, contact us today.