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Doctor insights on: Compression Fracture T12 Recover

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How long does it take a slight compression fracture in t12 to recover?

How long does it take a slight compression fracture in t12 to recover?

About 3 months: It takes about 3 months to heal, though total healing may take 6 months or more. It is a process. Smoking, some drugs (non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen) can slow the process. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Compression Fracture (Definition)

This is usually used in describing vertebral fx tho any bone can b fx by a compressive force as in fingers in a door. Spine is the usual. Can b from a fall, mva or in the osteoporotic by a sneeze or cough. The force downward on a vertebra exceeds its strength 2 resist $ & it collapses on itself. Measured by loss of height. There can b many more complicated types, these above ...Read more


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How do you treat nonunion compression fracture at t12?

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 more

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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?

Angle of view: Depends on the bones/tissues in the way, severity of the break (/compression) and the angle of the x-ray beam. If only mildly compressed and a large person, could not be visualized. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for a compression fracture of t12?

What are treatment options for a compression fracture of t12?

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 more

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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 more

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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?

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 more

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How serious is a superior end plate compression fracture at t12 in the spine?

How serious is a superior end plate compression fracture at t12 in the spine?

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 more

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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?

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

Dr. James Dukelow
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Fracture (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more