Spinal Trauma

Injuries and accidents can affect the entire length of the spine. There can be a wide spectrum of injury patterns, depending on the severity of the trauma and location of the injury.

Fractures involving the cervical spine can put the spinal cord at-risk. Unstable patterns often require surgical stabilization. However, simple fragility fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine can be treated with a brace and/or pain medications.


Treatment immediately after a spinal cord injury can help limit nerve damage. Depending on the severity, extensive rehabilitation may be needed to learn to live with less mobility and feeling.

Schedule an Appointment

Please call 984-974-6800 to schedule an imaging appointment at the UNC Hospitals Imaging Center or 984-974-4200 to schedule a clinic appointment at the UNC Hospitals Spine Center.  Referrals are not necessary

Fax: 984-974-6740

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