It is the treatment that determines the damage to the spine and the best way to treat it.
There are different alternatives for the treatment of fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine. It fundamentally depends on the type of fracture that has occurred, the clinical involvement it produces, and other personal factors such as age or pathological factors such as contributing diseases.
There is a wide variation of descriptive classifications regarding the type of vertebral fracture that can occur. There are no universally accepted algorithms for deciding what should be the most appropriate treatment for a vertebral fracture.
In general, the treatment to be applied will depend on the stability or instability of the morphological type of fracture and the existence of neurological deficit due to compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots.
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