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Wat this means, a compression fracture involving T11 which involve greater than 50 percent vertebral body heights. Multilevel degenerative disease.

Wat this means, a compression fracture involving T11 which involve greater than 50 percent vertebral body heights. Multilevel degenerative disease.

Compression fracture: This means you have a fracture of the vertebrae that has decreased the height of the T11 vertebrae by 50%+. The multilevel degenerative disease would suggest arthritis in multiple vertebral levels of the spine. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Fractured vertebrae in the thoracic vertebrae, can this be fixed?

Fractured vertebrae in the thoracic vertebrae, can this be fixed?

Yes: Depending on the type of fracture. It may or may not require surgical intervention. See an orthopedic spine specialist. ...Read more

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I have fractured my therasic spine at t5, t6, t8 and t11, my consultant has givin me no help or after care or physio, . What would. You recomend me do?

I have fractured my therasic spine at t5, t6, t8 and t11, my consultant has givin me no help or after care or physio, . What would. You recomend me do?

Seek further eval: In the absence of a major traumatic event such as a major fall or traffic accident, multiple fractures such as this can indicate a metabolic issue that causes weak bones or other issues. You need to be evaluated by your primary doc or a spine consultant. Find another consultant if that is possible. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a fractured vertebrae heal itself?

Yes: Yes, a fractured vertebrae can "heal itself". The question is rather is it in good alignment that it we heal without chronic pain resulting from it, and is there anything about the nature of the injury that would put you at risk for neurological sequela. For that we would need to examine you directly and look at the scans of your specific fracture. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have serious complications from the fracture in my vertebrae?

What should I do if I have serious complications from the fracture in my vertebrae?

Spine Specialist: If you have sustained a fractured vertebra and are concerned that you are still having problems related to the fracture seek the care of a specialist. You have one of two options: 1.) a neurosurgeon or 2.) an orthopedist who has done a spine fellowship receiving additional training in treatment of spine related issues. Either or highly skilled in conditions related to treatment of the vertebra.. ...Read more

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T11, T12, L1, L2, and L4 compression fractures since 4/24/2014 haven't healed yet! What can I do to heal my back?! Still in terrible pain!

Hopefully U R Cing..: ...a spine surgeon. @ Ur age U must have had a very severe injury 2 Ur back. Proper eval @ Rx is directed by the type & severity of each Fx. Were they mild, what% collapsed, were any burst Fx, & were they deemed stable? @ Ur age aggressive Rx is usually considered. Minimal is a TLSO, max is fusion. Healing min 6-10 mos. Activity modification, take it easy & follow up frequently. ...Read more

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Fractured t10 vertebrae 8 months ago. No degree of healing on X-rays. Bone density tested but I'm only 25. Is there other possibilities as to why?

Fractured t10 vertebrae 8 months ago. No degree of healing on X-rays. Bone density tested but I'm only 25. Is there other possibilities as to why?

A traumatic: Fracture can occur with normal bone density. Did you have significant trauma? Patients with abnormally low bone density are at risk for stress and insufficiency fractures, but anyone can get a fracture from trauma. Once a vertebral body sustains a compression fracture, it never regains its normal height. It will heal maintaining the compression deformity. ...Read more

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Fractured my vertebrae in mid back 9 years ago. Er doc said I might have broke vertebrae, but can not receive MRI because no insurance, help please!

Fractured my vertebrae in mid back 9 years ago. Er doc said I might have broke vertebrae, but can not receive MRI because no insurance, help please!

Cant refuse: In the us, you can not be refused emergent medical treatment in an emergency room. That being said, the er doctor might not have thought your condition necessitated an emergent mri. ...Read more

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Is my insomnia linked to fractured vertebrae?

Pain?: Poorly controlled pain is a common reason for inability to sleep. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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6 fractured vertebrae after falling 15 feet still in pain this happened in November is this normal?

6 fractured vertebrae after falling 15 feet still in pain this happened in November is this normal?

No: A benign fracture of the vertebrae should heal in that period of time;although if the musculoligamentouss structures are "weakened", that could result in continued pain-would recommend return tonirthopedist for additional x-rays to make sure nothing has changed, and if ok then intensive physical therapy ...Read more

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Can a fractured vertebrae cause severe leg pain upon walking?

Can a fractured vertebrae cause severe leg pain upon walking?

Yes: If the fracture is causing compression or irritation to a nerve root in the lumbar spine it will cause "sciatica" or nerve pain in the leg. ...Read more

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Are vertebral crush fractures caused by the collapse of weakened vertebrae? What causes the collapse?

Are vertebral crush fractures caused by the collapse of weakened vertebrae? What causes the collapse?

Yes: Two variables are bone strength and compressive energy applied the weaker the bone the less energy required to crush vertebra low energy fractures are in weak bone ...Read more

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I was in a car accident 6 weeks a go and suffered compression fractures on T11 and T12. Is it normal to still be in pain?

Yes: It can take months for that to improve. Rarely someone could have chronic pain develop from this. Usual treatment for these (thousands in our group): wear a brace for three months with x-rays and then to obtain final upright x-rays at three months out of the brace (often with bending the spine views also) to make sure no abnormal alignment has developed that may need surgery, which is rare. ...Read more

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On 4/12/16 I fractured T9, T11, T12, L1. The VA did nothing. Still intense pain & now they suggest P.T. Outside Dr said kyphoplasty. Will PT work?

On 4/12/16 I fractured T9, T11, T12, L1. The VA did nothing. Still intense pain & now they suggest P.T. Outside Dr said kyphoplasty. Will PT work?

Depends: It really is based upon the specific cause of your pain. If you had multiple vertebral fractures in April, 2016; they should be well healed by now. Kyphoplasties are usually not considered an option in fractures over 6 months for the reason that by then they are usually healed. You need to be evaluated for the exact cause of your pain, then you can choose best options for you. ...Read more

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Hello I recently found out I have a fractured theoretic vertebrae and the doctors said to check for swelling how do I tell if its swollen of not?

Hello I recently found out I have a fractured theoretic vertebrae and the doctors said to check for swelling how do I tell if its swollen of not?

If U mean thoracic-: -the advice U were given & U didn't hear it wrong, it's not worth anything. All 1 needs 2 do is B followed by a spine specialist, so my advice is 2 find 1 now & make an appointment. They would B able 2 give U proper advice as 2 treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a hairline fracture in 2 vertebrae, why am I not paralyzed?

No spinal cord injur: The reason you are not paralyzed is because your spinal cord is not involved. Injury to the spinal cord is what causes paralyzation. Hairline fractures are small and do not typically involve the entire bone, in the spine, they do not involve the spinal cord. Rest and time, physical therapy are usually the treatments for hairline fractures, depending on where they are and severity. ...Read more

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Have moderate T11 fracture could it give me severe pain in mid back near kidney area

Vertebra: A vertebral fracture at that level will cause significant midback discomfort. These fractures may take up to 12 weeks to fully heal. Sometimes the vertebra is injected with a type of cement to alleviate some of the discomfort. Bracing is also used in some cases. ...Read more

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Can a 31 year old male with osteoporosis do push ups and has metal bars from a L4 vertebrae fracture in his back?

Can a 31 year old male with osteoporosis do push ups and has metal bars from a L4 vertebrae fracture in his back?

Depends: I would sure check with your personal physician. If you have had a fusion at L4 and it is well healed, there are not typically any restrictions with that. Push-ups can usually be done in patients with osteoporosis as well, as long as it is not too severe. Your doctor would know more about your individual case. ...Read more

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I have a compression fracture of the T11 when can I run? It has been 3 weeeks I can bike, hike, aqua run the eliptical trainer no pain

I have a compression fracture of the T11 when can I run? It has been 3 weeeks I can bike, hike, aqua run the eliptical trainer no pain

Wait: If it has only been 3 weeks since your injury, I would suggest waiting at least another 6 weeks before considering running. You may not be in pain but that does not mean that you are healed. It generally takes 10-12 weeks for a spinal fracture to heal. Wait until your dr. Clears you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I suffered fractures of the C3-T1. Also burst fractures of the T9, T11 and T12.I had 2 rods and screws inserted. What is the recovery time normally?

Several months: That sounds like a pretty severe injury and surgery. The fusion itself usually heals between 8-12 weeks after surgery, but with so many levels involved it could be a 6-8 Months for a "full" recovery. ...Read more

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Is a women able to have a child with ankloysing after vertebrae fractures and surgery?

Yes: Yes, you likely should not have any problem conceiving or having a child solely based on your spinal surgery/fracture, as vertebral fractures don't affect the shape/morphology of you pelvic inlet/outlet. However, you have to discuss this with a spine surgeon in your area. They may need to evaluate you, and then review your post-operative images and any residual symptoms. ...Read more

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How much longer for my T11 fractured rib to heal? It has been almost 2.5 years and I don't know how to speed this up. X-ray showed healing normally.

2.5 years?: Did you really mean 2 and one half years? If it has not healed by now, it is not likely to heal on its own unless something is done. Even a very silly healing fracture would have healed by now. This is a nonunion and not a delayed Union. Talk to your doctor about other options. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis or osteopenia cause a compression fracture in the vertebrae?

Can osteoporosis or osteopenia cause a compression fracture in the vertebrae?

Yes: Osteopenia or osteoporosis can cause vertebral compression fractures, which can be spontaneous. Also, trauma can cause these fractures. ...Read more

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What's a typical healing time for a lower back vertebrae compression fracture?

6-8 weeks: In general, the vertebral bodies should show significant healing in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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What is done if you have compression fracture of L4 vertebrae due to osteoporosis?

What is done if you have compression fracture of L4 vertebrae due to osteoporosis?

Supportive therapy: Usually, compression fractures heal with medication and physical therapy. Some fractures are treated with injections or surgery. ...Read more

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My son fractured L1 & L5 vertebrae and is experiencing upper body tremors. We have had head, neck, and back MRI to rule out other injuries.

My son fractured L1 & L5 vertebrae and is experiencing upper body tremors. We have had head, neck, and back MRI to rule out other injuries.

Upper Body Tremors: Hello. No previous history prior to fractures of upper body tremors? What did his MRIs show specifically of his neck? Did he have one of his thoracic spine? Do tremors involve arms AND chest (torso)? Is this the 1st time he has taken Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)? Tremor can be seen with Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) but it is RARE. Tremors usually occur with overdose of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Is he taking any narcotics too for pain control? ...Read more

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Compression fracture to lumbar vertebrae. How would this be fixed?

Compression fracture to lumbar vertebrae. How would this be fixed?

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. It usually takes 3 months to heal. Some fractures require surgical stabilization. In the elderly, if conservative measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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Does the term "broken back" refer to disc herniation, or individual vertebrae being fractured, or both?

Does the term "broken back" refer to disc herniation, or individual vertebrae being fractured, or both?

Bone: Bone fracture compression, flexion distraction common spine fracture medical broken back is a bone injury or disruption of normal spine alignment I personally don't use broken back to describe disc abnormalities eons exception the chance fracture is mostly a soft tissue flexion distraction injury. ...Read more

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My knees hurt after a back fracture in t9 vertebrae. Are they related?

Unlikely unless: You were left with an unbalanced spine or if there was any nerve involvement. Perhaps the way in which the back was injured also injured the knees but you and your doctors were more focused on the spine fracture and its immediate care and treatment ...Read more

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I have 3 compression fractures on my T10 T11 T12. I start physical therapy tommorrow and the accident happened Oct 18 2014. Will I have chronic pain?

Compression fracture: Compression fractures take 2 to 3 months to fully heal, and because you have 3 of them, I would expect some degree of discomfort for several more weeks. Notify the physiotherapist if any of the treatments cause significant pain either during or after the therapy. ...Read more

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Slight fracture to T11 w/slight pain on right side after 2 weeks of bed rest. Going back to desk job. What can I expect for recovery&pain? Restrictions?

Good recovery: The T11 vertebra is somewhat supported by the ribs above and below. If there is a minimal compression then the healing should be fairly quick. The most important thing is to use good posture as you sit - use the muscles to support your back rather than slouching and putting pressure directly on the spine. You also want to take frequent breaks to stand and stretch. ...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