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Are there home remedies for compression fracture

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Rest: Easy walking, calcium and vitamin d, avoid heavy lifting, walking every day, and try to stand up straight.
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
These are stable frx: They heal on their own with rest and avoiding lifting they heal 6 weeks pain control at home with activity modifications.
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Patients : This wil heal in 3months with rest and activity restriction you can look into kyphosing plastic or vertebroplasty can speed pain relief efforts with ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will a... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Pain med, rest: The routine treatment would be to limit activities especially heavy lifting or sports typically the fracture will heal over 6-8 weeks but most of t... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
VCF Older: For any low energy fracture, nonsurgical treatment is fine. Allowing increased activity as pain allows is the answer. The first 3 weeks are toughest w... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Options: Kyphoplasty- but you're too young vertebroplasty- you're too young brace- jewitt or tlso brace to allow healing and keep the spine aligned, prevent ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Rest & analgesics: Vertebral fracture, often a compression fracture in osteoporotic skin, if not caused by trauma, is often very painful. If intractable not effectively... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 39 years experience
Time heals: There was a study on vertebroplasty - apparently it is not a useful procedure. Medicare will not reimburse for them I am told. Check with your ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Conservative : Most osteoporotic compression fracture s will heal within 3 months. Treatment focuses on pain management and re building bone with calcium vitamin d a... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
No: Compression fractures of the spine can potentially be unstable. Because of this, chiropractic manipulation is contraindicated, as movement of the frac... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Time: Compression fractures are very painful and time is the usual treatment. Pain medications and back braces also help. If the fracture is severe there ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
L5 #: If the fracture has been caused by acute injury, kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty are popular treatments. If it occurred spontaneously without trauma, mo... Read More
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