Spinal Trauma & Injuries
Comprehensive Diagnosis & Treatment of Traumatic Spine Injuries
Whether the result of a serious motor vehicle accident, a violent sports- or recreation-related collision, or the impact of an unexpected fall, a traumatic blow to the spine can be a life-altering experience. This type of injury can fracture, dislocate, crush, or compress one or more vertebrae, damage the ligaments or discs of the spinal column, or impair spinal nerves or the spinal cord itself.
Spine fractures and nerve damage – regardless of the cause or severity – may cause permanent changes to your strength, sensation, and other body functions below the site of the injury.
At Ahlgren Spine, we diagnose traumatic spine injuries using state-of-the-art X-ray technology that reveals vertebral problems, fractures, or degenerative changes in the spine. We may also order an MRI or CT scan if necessary to detect any microfractures.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine specialist, Dr. Bradley D. Ahlgren, will also perform a comprehensive physical examination to observe and evaluate your symptoms.
Treatment of spinal fractures depends on the location and severity of the injury, as well as its impact on nearby tissues and nerves. The goal of treatment is to realign fractured bones and keep them immobilized until they heal.
Some fractures heal well using an external brace, while others require the surgical removal of bone fragments, herniated discs, or fractured vertebrae that appear to be compressing the spine, which also helps to stabilize the spine to prevent future pain or deformity.
As a spinal surgeon with more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Ahlgren has treated all types of spine trauma and fractures, so you know you are in excellent hands.
Spinal Trauma and Injury Care in Rochester Hills, Bad Axe, and Lapeer, Michigan
Choosing the right specialist for your spine injury is of utmost importance. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahlgren, call Ahlgren Spine today at (248) 215-8080 or use our online form and we will contact you promptly.