Spinal Compression Fracture

Spinal Compression Fracture

Spinal compression fractures are small breaks in the bones that make up your spine when too much pressure is applied on them. This condition is also known as vertebral compression fractures. These can happen due to heavy lifting or accident. Usually, healthy bones can handle normal pressure. However, sometimes even a small load on the spine can result in spinal compression fractures if the bones are weakened due to obesity, improper lifting position, mild previous injury, incorrect posture or bone disease such as tumor or osteoporosis. The treatment for spinal fractures is a surgical procedure called spinal vertebropalsty using spinal instrumentation to regain the height of the fractured vertebra. A decompression laminectomy to decompress neural tissue

Compression fractures usually occur in the lower part of the spine but can occur at mid level as well. This can be a painful condition that requires patients to seek medical advice and treatment. If not treated properly, the lack of bone stability and healing can lead to damage of the spinal cord or nerves. And in the long run, such damage can lead to heart condition and lung problems.

Let’s look at the common causes of spinal compression.


This is a condition that is a leading cause of stress fracture. The bones become brittle as they lose their density causing your spine to become easily fractured. It is a frequent bone disorder that occurs in women over the age of 50.

Did you know that bone tumours are another cause of spinal fracture? Bone tumours which result from multiple myeloma and metastatic cancer can weaken the bones and cause pressure on your spinal cord. This results in spinal fractures as well.

Call us for an initial consultation, where we will conduct a comprehensive examination on your current spinal condition. Upon determining the best course of treatment for patients with spinal compression fractures, our specialist doctors with their extensive expertise, knowledge and experience in successfully treating this condition will provide you with the best care at Montreal International Clinic in Dubai.

How can stem cells or PRP treatment help?

By using cells from your own body, stem cell and PRP treatments distinguish themselves from other treatments. These treatments are non invasive and use platelets from your own blood samples to heal you. The treatment begins with a consultation with our physicians. Along with a physical exam imaging diagnostics may be recommended. Once the case is diagnosed, and the stem cell or PRP treatment is deemed to be suitable we begin by collecting a small blood sample. The platelets in the blood sample are then activated and centrifuged by our technicians. Once ready, the stem cells can be injected into the target area requiring the healing. The healing begins almost instantaneously and you can feel the pain relief begin over the area. Over the coming days and weeks it will continue to get better. Your physician may advise a course of 2-6 stem cell treatments depending on factors such as the area of treatment and the extent of damage.

Our Neuro Spinal Specialist

Dr Ashraf Shatla Montreal International Clinic Dubai

Dr. Ashraf Shatla

Dr. Ashraf Shatla had practiced as a Neurosurgeon since his graduation from Edinburgh University in 1990. He practiced his specialty as Consultant Brain & Spinal all over “Europe, Canada, USA and Middle East.

Dr.Shatla’s work has extended to a new era of functional neurosurgery using recent neuronavigation and stereotactic surgery, allowing the most accurate and precise techniques for brain and spine surgery and for recent minimal invasive spinal procedures for spinal pain, endoscopic discectomy for back and neck pain surgery.

Dr Shatla spread his expertise in Neuro – Spinal field in the Middle East Healthcare industry and recorded a genuine success in treating patients, adults and children with amazing results in 2011.

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  • Discogel Injection
  • Nerve Root Spinal Block
  • Nerve Root Spinal Block
  • Spinal Fracture Fixation
  • Brain & Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Radio Frequency Spinal Pain Treatment
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