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A 38-year-old male asked:

I have a l4 and l5 fracture. i still have pain and unable to carry or perform my job nearly 8 weeks post diagnosis. i'm an athlete and tried to run an?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 53 years experience
L4 and L5: Tough to be an athlete with pain, but regrettably you have to put up with it to get well enough before running again. A real disappointment and annoyance but that is what you need to do. Look after yourself and you should get back to normal before too long. Please let me know how things go.
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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Lumbar fx: The answer depends upon what type of lumbar fracture you have, based on the fact that you still have pain in that area which increases with activities means that you need to direct that line of ? To your treating team . Pain is the bodies way of telling us not to do something.
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Last updated Apr 14, 2018


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