Avery M. Jackson III, MD, FACS, FAANS
Michigan Neurosurgical Institute is a nationally recognized neurosurgical practice dedicated to caring for patients with a wide range of brain, nerve, and spinal conditions, with a special emphasis on spine treatments to relieve pain.
The quality of our patient care helped Genesys Regional Medical Center win recognition by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Neurology & Neurosurgical Hospitals.
More importantly, our low complication rates, advanced technology, and focus on patient care both in and outside the operating room are a few of the reasons why more than 95 percent of our past patients rate MNI “Excellent,” and say they would recommend us to friends and family.
Spinal Compression Fractures:
The Silent Epidemic
Broken hip. Those two words alone are enough to strike the fear into the hearts of many older patients. They’ve heard the horror stories. They also know that getting prompt treatment can drastically improve a person’s short- and long-term prognosis.
But while 400,000 people are hospitalized for hip fractures each year, nearly twice as many—upwards of 700,000 patients—experience a spinal compression fracture. And if left untreated, the prognosis is as bad as, or worse than, that for a hip fracture.
Could your back pain be a spinal compression fracture?