Rune Dueholm Bech, Oliver Zielinski, Søren Schmidt Morgen, Niklas Tøndevold, Lars Valentin Hansen, Jesper Kelsen & Martin Gehrchen
Ugeskr Læger 2021;183: V08200628
Acute onset back pain is a common reason for referral to primary health care or emergency departments. In this review, the different spine fracture types are highlighted, and a treatment algorithm is proposed. CT is the modality of choice when a spine fracture is suspected. MRI should be performed when disc or ligamentous lesions are suspected or in patients with known ankylosis or diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Treatment is mainly conservative with bracing, but unstable fractures and patients with neurological deficits should be treated surgically.