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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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Should cortizone shots be given while healing from multiple transverse process fractures? What would be a better treatment to try first?

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Should cortizone shots be given while healing from multiple transverse process fractures? What would be a better treatment to try first?

Talk to doctor: You need to find why it is needed. Sometimes cortisone shot is used to reduce the acute inflammation which may cause too much discomfort. At other times it is used to slow down the healing process which may lead to excessive scarring. This is not my specialty and thus you need to discuss this issue with your own doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
19 years in practice
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A few months ago i suffered a L3 transverse process fracture and have been having a stinging pain in my butt ever since. What is this and treatment?

Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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A few months ago i suffered a  L3 transverse process fracture  and have been having a stinging pain in my butt ever since.  What is this and treatment?

Transverseprocess Fx: A transverse process fracture typically does not cause buttock pain. It mgiht be due to some soft tissue injury adjacent to it, or there might be something else... An MRI could exclude an occult disc herniation or other problem.... ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Five months since i suffered a transverse process fracture. Now I have stinging pains in my upper butt and lower back. What is this and treatment ?

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Five months since i suffered a transverse process fracture.  Now I have stinging pains in my upper butt and lower back.  What is this and treatment ?

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs into the buttock like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause, an MRI can be very helpful. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
23 years in practice
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How long will it take to heal from transverse process fracture of lumbar 2&3?

Dr. Kevin Vaught
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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How long will it take to heal from transverse process fracture of lumbar 2&3?

8-12 weeks: Fortunately, surgery is not needed for this fracture. They usually heal in 8-12 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
42 years in practice
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Just got injuried transverse process fracture lumbar. How long do I need to be testing fir?

Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
42 years in practice
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Not sure : I am not sure what you are asking but it takes many weeks to get over a transverse proscess fracture gradually ramp up activity and discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
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If you have fractures in the lumbar region, what would be best treatment? It is very, very painful.

Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
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Depends: Non displaced stress fractures are treated with bracing and time. Please note smoking an d nonsteroidals delay bone healing. If the fracture is displaced or you have neurological symptoms then surgery should be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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What is the best treatment for a compression fracture to lumbar vertebrae?

Dr. Kevin Vaught
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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What is the best treatment for a compression fracture to lumbar vertebrae?

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. Kevin Vaught
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What is the treatment for a compression fracture of the 5th lumbar spine?

Dr. Kevin Vaught
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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What is the treatment for a compression fracture of the 5th lumbar spine?

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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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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?

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

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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Dr. Charles Harvey
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
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I fractured a transverse process a little over a month ago, I have started walking and biking, when will it be safe for me to lift weights again?

Dr. Charles Harvey
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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I fractured a transverse process a little over a month ago, I have started walking and biking, when will it be safe for me to lift weights again?

Fracture: The transverse processes are the little wings that stick out from the side of the lumbar vertebra. Small muscles attach to them. Any fracture takes 6-12 weeks to heal. Sometimes these little parts of the bone don't heal back normally, but this is rarely a problem. I recommend my patients to hold off on heavy lifting for 6-8 weeks after an injury like this. ...Read more

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