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Compression Fracture T12 L1
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Brace and Rest: Generally at your age unless you are on high dose steroid for any reason, you will most likely heal from these fractures quickly. If the pain persists longer than 1 month i would consider an evaluation from a spine specialist to discuss your options. ...Read more
Can a spinal T12 L1 compression fracture cause your feet to be super sensitive to light touch, but can't feel a traumatic injury?
Will a t12 spinal burst fracture cause reproductive failure for me, unable to conceive since accdent had L1 compression fracture also.Not paralyzed.
Look for other cause: According to the national spinal cord injury assn, "many women who receive spinal cord injuries are in their childbearing years. Following a spinal cord injury (sci), there is no evidence that a woman's ability to conceive is affected.". Pain and other symptoms from the fracture can produce stress that adversely affect fertility and conception. Work with your doctors to identify other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Entire right but cheek turning "black" CT shows old Fracture of T12 with benign-nodual compression fracture L1 and L2. Extreme pain. Recover time?
Compression fracture: Compression fractures of vertebrae take up to 12 weeks to heal. The discoloration in the buttock area was most likely due to blood leaking downward or directly due to buttock trauma. An orthopedic surgeon can advise and treat you. Cases with prolonged pain can have" cement "injection into vertebra. ...Read more
Fracture: As mentioned, vertebral augmentation is an option in cases of compression fracture, usually performed in older patients, many of whom have osteoporosis. Bracing is another option. There are fractures, however, that are too severe to consider safe vertebral augmentation, and in that case, surgery should be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would a compression fracture at T12 show up on some xrays and not others. Ex: seen in Jan, not in Aug, then seen a year after that?
Its been 1yr since i got a t12 compression fracture. After tough physical activities i get pain in that area. Should i be rechecked or is this normal?
Pain is normal. : It's not uncommon to have ached and pains in old injury sites. Don't make too much of it. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will allow a compression fracture to heal in younger patients. In the elderly, if these measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have back pain from a t12 compression fracture and it was six months ago. How long before it heals?
Other: It should have healed if it were going to. It might need consideration for further progression or need for treatment. A minimally invasive outpatient kyphoplasty is sometimes necessary for treatment, if conservative treatment fails. Rarely more severe reconstructive surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compression fracture of my t12 when i was 15. Its healed but i still have terrible back pain 11 years later and gets really bad. What would cause this?
Spine specialist: Seek out a physiatrist with fellowship interventional spine training (or other spine specialist) that can evaluate you. You have to see if the pain is actually at the t12 level or if it's higher or lower. The facet joints behind where the bone is compressed get added compressive forces after a significant vertebral body fracture. Or, this may be simply myofascial pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple old fractures in spine, fell on coffee table received wedged compression fracture of L1 & also told I have osteoporosis, I should hve pain?
I have a T12 compression fracture with a piece of bone "hanging out." It has been one and 1/2 months since the injury. Is it too early to start PT?
Compression fracture: A compression fracture in the thoracic or lumbar spine will generally heal in 6-8 weeks but can take longer. If a patient of mine is not having much pain at six weeks I would consider letting her begin outpatient Physical Therapy. If she were tender in the area of the fracture or having pain with bending or twisting then I would wait another month or so!! ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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