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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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I fell off my m'bike. I have compression fracture t12 vertebra (25% loss of height) how long will it take to heal? The Thai doctor said three weeks.

I fell off my m'bike. I have compression fracture  t12 vertebra (25% loss of height) how long will it take to heal? The Thai doctor said three weeks.

About right: Assuming you are healthy and a non-smoker that is a reasonable timeframe. Could take up to 6 weeks. Avoid high impact activities or heavy lifting. ...Read more

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Treatments for a slight compression fracture of L1 and t12 vertebra?

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

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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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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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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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)

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