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A 21-year-old male asked:

X-ray results determine compression fracture to t6 with slight kyphosis at that level? no destructive lesions identified. what are my options. help

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 54 years experience
Kyphoplasty: Kyphosis with pain associated with a veterbral compression is amenable to kyphoplasty. This will stabilize the vertebral fracture and eliminate the pain, but not necessarily correct the kyphosis, though it may improve the deformity.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 42 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 well for 2 months to control pain as it heals. Need workup to assess bone density & vitamin d level & take adequate calcium & exercise routinely. You need to stop smoking if you have this habit. This will help minimize chance of another fracture.
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Last updated Dec 3, 2018

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