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Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

Treatment  42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis  + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely ...Read more

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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


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How long can it take to heal commpessed fractured verbre on L5 and what does it mean i don't have osteoporosis broke it lifting?

How long can it take to heal commpessed fractured verbre on L5 and what does it mean i don't have osteoporosis broke it lifting?

Sounds strange: If the bone is normal there should not be a fx from lifting. Suggest an MRI to make sure the bone is completely normal. ...Read more

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How to treat a fractured L4 and l5?

How to treat a fractured L4 and l5?

Take it easy: 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 fractured left side transverse process L1 to l5. How serious is my case? What is your suggestion for recovery?

I have fractured left side transverse process L1 to l5. How serious is my case? What is your suggestion for recovery?

At least 6 weeks: Fractures take at least 6 weeks to heal, then count on atleast 6 more weeks to regain the strength to the area. A transverse process fracutre is not a bad fracture, it does not arequire surgery. ...Read more

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22 very active. Fractured my L5 pars 7 months ago and went misdiagnosed. 3 weeks ago left pars started hurting. Bone stim help? Or too late to heal?

22 very active. Fractured my L5 pars 7 months ago and went misdiagnosed. 3 weeks ago left pars started hurting. Bone stim help? Or too late to heal?

Brace and mag stim: A lumbar corset and perhaps a magnetic bone stimulator for three months may work. If non-surgical treatment fails and pain is a problem then a pars repair should heal the broken pars. ...Read more

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33yr male w pars fractures on both sides of l5, pain from L5 root nerve, facet injections and epi did not help, how do I know if I need surgery?High pain

33yr male w pars fractures on both sides of l5, pain from L5 root nerve, facet injections and epi did not help, how do I know if I need surgery?High pain

See below: Failure of conservative treatment is an indication for surgery. If you cannot live with the pain or have weakness, surgical options would be appropriate. ...Read more

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How serious is L5 fractured verabre along with 2 herniated disc have to take a veryo g drive-1200 miles a tithing i can do to make it less painf?

How serious is  L5  fractured verabre  along with 2 herniated disc have to take a veryo g drive-1200 miles a tithing i can do to make it less painf?

Many variables: Low lumbar fractures rarely require surgery if traumatic. If from osteoporosis, not serious but likely going to be painful. As healing progresses past 3 months, 70% will be healed. Discs don't do well with sitting, so sciatica could also be an issue. Take breaks, some nsaids salonpas hot. Consider seeing doc for steroids before trip. Epidural could be preventative. Dosepak on hand as backup. ...Read more

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I'm 22 very active. Fractured my L5 right pars 7 months ago. Was misdiagnosed. Now left side hurts too. Would bone growth stimulator help? Or to late?

I'm 22 very active. Fractured my L5 right pars 7 months ago. Was misdiagnosed. Now left side hurts too. Would bone growth stimulator help? Or to late?

Too late!: Unfortunately, after 7 months, a pars fracture that was not diagnosed and was not treated properly would most likely result in malunion or nonunion of the bony fragment. Use of a bone growth stimulator at this time would do nothing to correct the problem. ...Read more

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How do I relieve the pain caused by a L5 fracture with spondylosis ?

How do I relieve the pain caused by a L5 fracture with spondylosis ?

Manual therapies: Osteopathic manipulative medicine (omm aka omt) combined with physical therapy, frequency specific microcurrent (find online), home exercise program prescribed by pt and good nutrition! afterward you will have to keep up with the exercise part, esp the abdominal and core strengthening. Pilates might help with the maintenance part. Also consider feldenkrais for gentle muscular/spine alignment. ...Read more

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Can a L5 bilateral pars fracture heal 8 months after injury?

Can a L5 bilateral pars fracture heal 8 months after injury?

Yes: If it was caused by an acute injury, the answer is yes. If your pars defect is developmental (from birth). It will not heal. Get a follow up evaluation. X-rays, an mri, or bone scan can help determine if there is healing. ...Read more

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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. 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


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