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vertebral fracture signs

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Spine fracture: A vertebral fracture is a broken bone in a vertebral body of the spine. The treatment (surgical vs. Nonoperative) depends on the location and type of ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain, nerve problems: Many will become painless. But it is not rare to have some residual aching. It some cases, the pain will be severe (there may be instability or nerve ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
VFA: The process of evaluation for vertebral fractures using qualitative, semi-quantitative, or quantitative morphometric methods is called vertebral fract ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
Works - But: Because of its ability to decrease the risk of spine fractures in postmenopausal women, estrogen replacement therapy and et/ht has been used for oste ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
Benefits Unclear: No good studies have shown benefit from far infrared therapy for vertebral fractures. It may make it feel better but its' value remains unclear. As fa ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Unsure: I am unaware of any effect of infrared radiation on vertebral fractures. The bone are too deep to be directly affected. I have no comment on its use f ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Depends: on how much pain is caused by being upright or moving around. Generally movement is better than no movement if it is tolerated.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: Wheezing is usually in some way related to reactive airway disease of one form or another. Pressure placed on the posterior aspect of the thorax coul ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Gause
18 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Frequently yes: There are many ways to fracture the spine. Most fractures will heal with time. Often bracing is used to help stabilize the bone to assist healing. ... Read More

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