Cervical Fracture Treatment in NJ & NY

At The Institute for Comprehensive Spinal Care, we understand the profound impact that cervical fractures can have on your daily life. Whether it restricts your ability to work, engage in physical activities, or simply enjoy a pain-free existence, Dr. Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, and the rest of the team at the Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care are here to provide the specialized cervical fracture treatment you need to find relief from this condition.
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What is a Cervical Fracture?

A cervical fracture is a break in one or more of the cervical vertebrae, which are the seven bones in the neck that form the upper part of the spine.

This type of fracture is often the result of a high-energy trauma such as a car accident, a fall from a significant height, or a sports-related injury. Since the cervical spine is responsible for housing and protecting the spinal cord, a cervical fracture can be particularly serious, potentially leading to paralysis or even death if the spinal cord is damaged.

Diagnosing and treating a cervical fracture promptly is critical to prevent complications. The symptoms of a cervical fracture can include neck pain, swelling at the back of the neck, numbness or tingling in the limbs, and in severe cases, inability to move the limbs.

The C2 Vertebra is the Most Commonly Fractured

48% of Cervical Fractures Involve the Cervical Spine

Most Commonly Affects the C7 Vertebrae

Diagnostic Services

Accurate diagnosis is fundamental to effective cervical fracture treatment. At the Institute of Comprehensive Spine Care, we use state-of-the-art diagnostic services to precisely identify the extent and location of your condition.


Provide clear images of the skeletal structure, enabling us to identify abnormalities and assess the condition of the cervical spine, crucial for diagnosing conditions like cervical fractures.

Physical Examination

Offer direct patient-doctor interaction, allowing the physician to assess symptoms, perform specific tests for nerve function and reflexes, and understand the patient's medical history, all of which are critical for diagnosing.

CT Scans

Provide highly detailed cross-sectional images of the body, including bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues, allowing for a precise evaluation of the cervical spine structure.

MRI Scans

Offer detailed images of soft tissues—including nerves, muscles, and intervertebral discs—in addition to the skeletal structure.

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What are Cervical Fracture Treatment Options?

Discovering the Possibilities

The treatment for cervical fractures depends on the type, location, and severity of the fracture. Non-surgical treatment options may include immobilization using a cervical collar or brace, pain management, and physical therapy. In some cases, surgery may be required to stabilize the fracture, remove bone fragments, or decompress the spinal cord.
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Treatment Options

Non-Surgical Treatment

These Treatmentfocus on conservative and non-invasive approaches to alleviate pain and restore function.

Physical Therapy

Observation & Check-ups

Over the Counter Medications


Our success rates with non-surgical options are exceptional, allowing you to explore alternatives to surgery.

Surgical Treatment

When surgical intervention is necessary, Dr. Bo is a highly skilled and experienced spine surgeon who specializes in a range of surgical procedures.

We prioritize patient safety and strive for optimal results, explaining the benefits, risks, and expected outcomes of each surgical option.

Restoring Comfort and Mobility

Guiding You Towards Improved Health

At The Institute for Comprehensive Spinal Care, we recognize the significant consequences of cervical fractures on your everyday life. Whether it hampers your work, limits your physical activities, or prevents you from living without pain, we are dedicated to offering the tailored treatment you require to alleviate this condition.

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Professional Help for Cervical Fracture Treatment in NY & NJ

With multiple locations in NY and NJ, we are dedicated to providing solutions for individuals suffering from cervical fractures. Our team of experts is committed to evaluating each patient’s unique situation and tailoring the most effective treatment approach, whether it involves surgical interventions like anterior cervical discectomy or conservative therapies.
We understand the importance of accurate diagnosis. That’s why we employ state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies to precisely identify the nature and extent of cervical radiculopathy. By combining these advanced tools with our extensive expertise, we can develop a personalized care plan that aligns with your specific needs and goals.
Experience the difference of The Institute for Comprehensive Spinal Care. Don’t let cervical fractures hinder your ability to work, enjoy physical activities, or live pain-free any longer. Take the first step towards relief by scheduling a consultation with us today. Trust in our expertise and compassionate approach as we strive to alleviate your pain and restore your well-being to its fullest potential by providing you with the best cervical fracture treatment on either side of the Hudson.

The Most Trusted Spine Surgeon in NY & NJ

Dr. Gbolahan Okubadejo, affectionately known as Dr. Bo, is a top-rated spine surgeon based in the NY/NJ metropolitan area. He leads The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care, providing patient-centered care and demonstrating a commitment to excellence. Besides his clinical work, Dr. Bo is a respected researcher, a recipient of prestigious awards, and an advocate for preventive care and minimally invasive procedures. His patient-centered approach extends to educating patients and involving them in their treatment decisions.

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Typically, they result from traumatic incidents such as car accidents, falls, sports injuries, or direct blows to the neck. Conditions like osteoporosis or certain diseases that weaken the bones may also increase the risk of cervical fractures.

Severe neck pain, swelling, tenderness, limited range of motion, and difficulty in moving the head or neck are some of the more common symptoms of cervical fractures.

No, cervical fractures can vary in terms of location, severity, and type. Some fractures may involve only a crack in the bone, while others may cause the bone to break into separate pieces. The specific characteristics of the fracture will determine the appropriate cervical fracture treatment approach.

Recovery time varies depending on the individual and the specific fracture. Minor fractures may heal within a few weeks with appropriate immobilization and rehabilitation, while more severe fractures may require several months of treatment and rehabilitation.

Surgery is not always necessary for cervical fractures. Minor fractures that are stable and do not pose a risk of spinal cord compression or instability may be managed conservatively with non-surgical treatments such as immobilization and rehabilitation.

However, in cases of severe fractures, spinal cord compression, or unstable fractures, surgery may be required to restore stability, decompress the spinal cord, and facilitate proper healing.

While it may not always be possible to prevent cervical fractures entirely, certain precautions can help reduce the risk. These include wearing seat belts in vehicles, using appropriate safety equipment during sports activities, maintaining good posture, avoiding risky behaviors, and seeking medical advice for conditions that may weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis.