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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Ths is not uncommon to have accelerated degenerative changes about the rgeion that was affected.

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Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Need evaluation: Typically disability determination services review your individual case/review medical records and often request a consultative examination with a spe... Read More
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See below: If there is a fracture suspected, the first test is an xray or a cat scan. A ct scan or cat scan is a special type of xray and it is usually better at... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
variable: Multiple factors affect how long a fracture will take to heal--fracture factors like displacement, angulation, etc, as well as patient factors like sm... Read More
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See below: An actual broken back (fracture) of the back is unusual. It can happen in severe trauma like high speed motor vehicle or motorcycle accidents. In olde... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Did you sustain a: Significant injury? If so, it will require x-rays to determine if you have fractures of any vertebrae. If you are experiencing severe back pain would ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Ask your doctor: This depends on the type of your fracture, how were you treated, and how far along you are in tetms of the healing process. Your doctor is the only o... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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See below: Depends on what you mean by a "broken back". If you mean a fracture of one or more vertebrae, the recovery period can be as short as 3 months or as lo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Columns: I suspect you must have fractured two of the three 'columns' of a spinal vertebra: the anterior column, middle column, and posterior column. The sta... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Broken back: is fracture of one or more vertebrae.

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