Thoracic Spine Injury
In the chest region where the spine attaches to the ribs is known as the thoracic spine. The spinal canal in this region is relatively smaller than in the other two regions of the spine, the cervical (neck area) and lumbar (lower back) regions, putting the spinal cord in the thoracic region at greater risk for injury. Thoracic injuries often result in permanent neurological damage.
Fractures to the thoracic (midback) and lumbar (lower back) regions are typically caused by a car accident, major fall or other high velocity accident. There are several complications that can be produced by thoracic spine injuries, including blood clots in the legs, pneumonia and pressure sores. Surgical complications can include bleeding, infection and spinal fluid leaks. These types of complications can be avoided by seeking early medical treatment, medication and proper surgical techniques.
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