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L2 compression fracture treatment

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
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Take it easy: 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

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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
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
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
Dr. Zachariah George
Neurosurgery 16 years experience
Depends: Depends on how much loss of height, degree of angulation/deformity, how much bone is in spinal canal. Some can be treated w just pain meds or brace, ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
You should: evaluate the status of KYPHOPLASTY which was introduced a number of years ago to treat compression fractures! Hope this helps and BTW Physical Therapy... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
Neurosurgery 16 years experience
Depends: This depends on why you have the compression fractures (assuming trauma at your age), how much vertebral body height is lost, if there is any abnormal... Read More