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I have L3 avulsion fracture have been out for a month now pain is still sevier in lower back how long will it take for me to get 100%?
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
Normal to have chronic pain after suffering t12 compression & L3 burst fracture in 2013 w chronic hip pain upon injury?
Can a 31 year old male go back to work when he fractured L3 fused L4 L5 spine work normal movement and ?
Hopefully: After healing, the bone should get back to normal strength. Recovery from a spine fracture and back surgery depends on the degree of injury, your own healing process, determination in rehabilitation, luck, and what type of work and activity you are trying to get back to!! I have patients who have returned to full normal activity in physically demanding jobs, but others were not able to. Good luck! ...Read more
Fractured L3 transverse process 8 weeks ago.No pain 95% of time but lying down can have 'tweak'.If I start back horse riding now can I do more damage?
No. these heal no---: -MATTER WHAT U DO.TRY IT & IF IT HRTS, WAIT A FEW DAYS & HAVE @ IT AGAIN. EVENTUALLY THE PAIN WILL SUBSIDE. ...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. It usually takes 3 months to heal. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Assuming you had L3 and L4 transverse process fractures after an accident.Numbness in a leg a year later is more likely related to other factors( pressure or swelling on a peripheral nerve for example ) although it is possible to have had a disc injury that us just now making its presence felt. Almost all transverse proc. Fxs.Heal uneventfully.. See your md should the numbness persist . Gl! ...Read more
L1,l2,l3 transverse process fracture, keep getting stabbing pains in left side of back. Nerve damage? Or somthing else? How long until no pain at all
It takes some trauma: 2 fracture verse processes, gut they R well vascularized by surrounding muscle, so heal fairly rapidly. The pain is always aggravated with movement but despite this they will heal. The pain gradually subsides, but when it's finally gone U will have a hard time pinpointing when it happened since it so slowly in going. ...Read more
A doctor on here told me i might have sustained nerve damage. From a L3 transverse process fracture. Is it okay to play sports while I have this ?
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