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What Is A Thoracolumbar Spine Fracture?

Fracturing your spine is a very serious injury and one that will need close attention. A thoracolumbar spine fracture simply means that there is a broken bone in the middle or lower part of the spine. These types of high energy fractures are more common in men, while the low energy fractures are more common in seniors due to the weakening of the bones. They are also typically caused by accidents like motor vehicle collisions, sports trauma, violence, or falling from a high up distance. However, individuals living with osteoporosis can also experience these types of fractures just by participating in daily, routine activities.

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