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fracture in lower spine

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nomaan Ashraf
19 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Conservative: The majority of them are treated conservatively and dont require a brace. It depends on the fracture pattern very rarely is cement augmentation ( ... Read More
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Conservative: Initial treatment is conservative including pain control and physical therapy. If this fails after a few weeks, then a kyphoplasty could be indicated ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If the fx is stable ( with fragments not out of position or alignment) with no nerve injury found, then it would be treated with a brace, & pain meds ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Time: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Fractures vary in severity. Often injuries to the soft tissues around the bone (nerves, disks, ligaments, muscle) will have a big impact on the treatm ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not at age 25: Compression fractures occur most commonly in post menopausal women with osteoporosis. Weight lifting increases bone strength it does not reduce it. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This could be a ...: You may be describing a spondylolysis ( a type of stress fracture or defect) which can lead to chronic lower back pain that can produce pain into the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Early Movements: What make some fractures in the spine worse, if we do not know how to handle them in the accident seen or in the early stage of healing? Other issues ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Follow your doctor : In terms if his advice and recommendations. Depending on the type of fracture treatment options could include surgery or bracing.
A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spine surgeon: U need 2 c a spine surgeon 2 find out why it was compressed, what type, and 2 what degree. Rx can vary from care 2 bracing 2 intervetion, is it a burs ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Benglis
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Spine: Bracing- soft collar, rigid or halo , versus surgical fixation and fusion. Seek counsel froma spine surgeon.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes: A fracture to the bone of the spine by itself has no neurologic effects. Injury to the spinal cord can cause diminished sexual function.
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