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Sacral Fracture

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 3, 2024.

What is a sacral fracture?

A sacral fracture is a break in your sacrum. The sacrum is a triangle-shaped bone that is found at the bottom of the spine.

Vertebral Column

What increases my risk for a sacral fracture?

What are the signs and symptoms of a sacral fracture?

How is a sacral fracture diagnosed?

How is a sacral fracture treated?

Treatment will depend upon the kind of fracture that you have. Mild sacral fractures that were caused by increased activity may be treated with rest alone. Medicine to decrease pain may be given so that you can return to your usual activities as soon as possible. After your fracture has healed, you may need an exercise program to increase your flexibility. Severe sacral fractures may require surgery to place your bones in their normal positions.

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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