A 49-year-old member asked:
Is it still possible to walk if you have broken something in your back?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Dan Fisher answered
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Fractures of the spine may limit your walking if they are painful, unstable, or have damaged nerve roots to control the muscles and sensation in your legs. So it all depends upon the kind of fracture. In young people with traumatic fractures there is often some limitation of walking. However in elderly patients a fracture may occur without trauma and be unnoticed.
Answered on Nov 2, 2015
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