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Dr. Mark Weston
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I have a L1 wedge vertebra fracture is being 9 months and pain is the same, my doctor recommend fusion-fixation surgery, after 9 months is this normal?

Dr. Mark Weston
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I have a L1 wedge vertebra  fracture is being 9 months and pain is the same, my doctor recommend fusion-fixation surgery, after 9 months is this normal?

Kyphoplasty consider: First question has bone healed bone scan is your pain coming from structural spine a fusion sound s extensive for a late answer to a one level fracture. Pain from surgery muscluar injury after fusion can be as bad as what you have now look at kyphoplasty , corecting spine alignment with osteotomy and screws and fusion is cure worse than the disease my opinion. ...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


Dr. Audie Rolnick
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I fractured my L1 (wedge vertebra fracture). Its been 5 years since my injury. Can i play contact sport again? I am a fit 25 year old

Dr. Audie Rolnick
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I fractured my L1 (wedge vertebra fracture). Its been 5 years since my injury. Can i play contact sport again? 
I am a fit 25 year old

Usually yes: Need to be sure there is no spinal cord impingement or damage from fx. Need to make sure the fx is completely healed and stable. If everything is fine should be no problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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I met with accident & got ' wedge compression fracture to L1 vertebra' what is the treatement given in such cases I have been advised only bed rest?

Dr. Ankush Bansal
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I met with accident & got ' wedge compression fracture to L1 vertebra' what is the treatement given in such cases I have been advised only bed rest?

No: That is bad advice. You should not be confined to bed - you will become weak and the healing will be affected. First, find a new doctor. Second, ask about physical therapy or kyphoplasty (a fairly quick surgical procedure). Depending on the severity, one or the other may be indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Weston
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What are symptoms of a fractured vertebra?

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What are symptoms of a fractured vertebra?

Back pain : With sitting and standing better lying down. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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My 85 year old grandfather fell and fractured a vertebra. What is the recovery time for such an injury?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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My 85 year old grandfather fell and fractured a vertebra. What is the recovery time for such an injury?

4-6weeks: If it is compression fracture not complicated. Also there is menially invasive surgery we could do called: vertebroplasty this procedure is effective for relieving pain from spinal compression fractures and helping to stabilize the fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. ADIL KATABAY
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I was hit by a car 3 years ago and fractured the L1 and L2 vertebraes in my back, and i still have really bad back pain. How can I ease the pain?

Dr. ADIL KATABAY
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I was hit by a car 3 years ago and fractured the L1 and L2 vertebraes in my back, and i still have really bad back pain. How can I ease the pain?

See your doctor: See your doctor for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment including physical therapy, medications or injections. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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How could i treat a compound fracture to my vertebra?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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It is very rear to : Have compound fracture of the vertebra, the treatment principle of the compound fracture any place should be followed the treating surgeon should be spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
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I fell down from motorbike and got minor fracture in right transverse process of L2 to L4 of vertebra. Due to which back pains. What's recovery time?

Dr. Kenneth Merriman
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I fell down from motorbike and got minor fracture in right transverse process of L2 to L4 of vertebra. Due to which back pains. What's recovery time?

Long time: Those fractures are not minor it takes quite a bit of force to break off a transverse process it will take ~ 3 months for things to get pretty good. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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What excersises are best if you have a compression fracture of neck vertebra?

Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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Let it heal: You would want to avoid impact aerobic exercises until the fracture has healed. ...Read more

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