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How will having compression fracture affect me down the road?

How will having compression fracture affect me down the road?

Should be fine: Most people with a single compression fracture wil be able to function without much difficulty. Some patients a mild back ache but nothing that prevents them from doing most everything. If older people have multiple compression fractures from osteoporosis sometimes that can be debilitating. ...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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What would be the best way to treat a compression fracture in L2 or L3 and if untreated what would i look forward to down the road? 22, X-ray at 20.

What would be the best way to treat a compression fracture in L2 or L3 and if untreated what would i look forward to down the road? 22, X-ray at 20.

Depends: This depends on why you have the compression fractures (assuming trauma at your age), how much vertebral body height is lost, if there is any abnormal angulation of your spine at that level, and if there is any significant retropulsion of bone into the spinal canal. The answers to these questions determine the specific details of how you may do in future. However most heal in matter of months.Gl! ...Read more

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6 months ago I fell down some stairs. The caused pain in my lower back. I thought it was just sore muscles. Turns out I have a compression fracture of my L1. The pain persists. Is surgery still an option?

6 months ago I fell down some stairs. The caused pain in my lower back. I thought it was just sore muscles. Turns out I have a compression fracture of my L1. The pain persists. Is surgery still an option?

Compression fracture: Stable compression fractures of L1dont need surgery surgery is indicated unstable compression fractures greater than 50%loss of anterior height or greater than15% degrees kyphosis or wedging progressive deformity is another indication your pain could still be from muscle stable compression fractures heal in 3 months persistent pain may indicate an unstable fracture pattern or soft tissue injury ...Read more

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Minimal t-7 vertebral body anterior wedging? Same as compression fracture?

Minimal t-7 vertebral body anterior wedging? Same as compression fracture?

This is not : The same as a compression fracture. A compression fracture can result in anterior wedging, but not all anterior wedging is compression fracture. If there are up to 3 consecutive vertebral bodies with anterior wedging, then it may represent scheuermann's kyphosis which is a congenital osteodystrophy, that lead to vertebrae appearing wedged. Fracture is less likely given your age. See a specialist. ...Read more

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What is the?Best?Treatment for?A superior inplate compression fracture at t-6?

What is the?Best?Treatment for?A superior inplate compression fracture at t-6?

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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Ideas? What might happen if my compression fracture to my C4 vertebrate didn't start to heal yet?

Ideas? What might happen if my compression fracture to my C4 vertebrate didn't start to heal yet?

See your doc: Your doc that is following this fracture should be following the healing process and deciding on the next step if it is not doing what it should be. ...Read more

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What is usual treatment for stable compression fracture of spine t 6 in elderly?

What is usual treatment for stable  compression fracture of spine t 6 in elderly?

VCF Older: For any low energy fracture, nonsurgical treatment is fine. Allowing increased activity as pain allows is the answer. The first 3 weeks are toughest with decrease in pain as the bone heals (which it does 70% of the time). Osteoporosis eval is mandatory to prevent more fractures. Kyphoplasty is an excellent and fast solution if pain persists or worsens. ...Read more

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When a boy has compression fracture, what does it mean?

Spine fracture: Usually compression fractures are referring to spine fractures. Compression fractures by definition involve the anterior column of the spine. Depending on the location and amount of compression determines treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep the compression fracture from getting worse?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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