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T6 compression fracture

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 53 years experience
Kyphoplasty: Kyphosis with pain associated with a veterbral compression is amenable to kyphoplasty. This will stabilize the vertebral fracture and eliminate the pa... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: This depends if the fracture is new or old & a MRI would determine this. If new, a back support is not needed & Miacalcin nasal spray will work wel... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Not really: I would rather do swimming , it may help as traction. But first you must treat the causes of compression fracture and kyphoscolisis. There are special... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: This depends if it is painful or not & if it is new or healed. Weight bearing exercise stimulates bone to be denser. If it does not bother you to ru... Read More
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 48 years experience
Yes: Is the fx heal?Do you have any pain?If the answer is no you can engage in sports and jog and run.Fx of t6 are very stable fx specially if the compr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Collapse of bone: Typically refers to collapse of a vertebrae in the spinal column. Occurs from trauma and associated with osteoporosis.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Baum
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 42 years experience
Xrays: Most acute fractures are easily seen on a plain xray. Sometimes depending on the clinical situation an MRI scan or bone scan is necessary.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
No: The majority of patients do not require therapy for a compression fracture. Usually walking for exercise and wearing a brace for 3 months to allow th... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Radiologic: Diagnosis of compression fx starts with plain spine x-rays. If DX is uncertain or suspicious for pathologic fx (bone infiltrated by tumor of any kind,... 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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes : Compression fracture of the fourth lumbar vertebra post falling from a height. This fracture could lead to back pain acute and chronic. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Fracture : No. Compression fractures usually refer to injuries to the spine. When you are younger this can usually be a result of significant trauma. As we get o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
VCF: Presumably you had an accident. Vcf implies a stable fracture, so brace is usually not needed while lying down. I prefer my patients to lie on the sto... Read More
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