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Just received news I have on old compression fracture causing me pain now what can I do to alleviate pain because my doc said nothing they can do?

Just received news I have on old compression fracture causing me pain now what can I do to alleviate pain because my doc said nothing they can do?

See ORS: Not sure where your old fx. Is located( usually thoracolumar)but not entirely uncommon to be picked up on a radiograph years later.Possibly had an accident in the past and forgot about it or attributed it to 'strain' or other. At any rate, see an ors now who specializes in spinal disorders.Flex/ext. Xrays, MRI and quality physical exam needed. Possible old fx.Not cause of pain now. Gl! ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Compression Fracture (Definition)

This is usually used in describing vertebral fx tho any bone can b fx by a compressive force as in fingers in a door. Spine is the usual. Can b from a fall, mva or in the osteoporotic by a sneeze or cough. The force downward on a vertebra exceeds its strength 2 resist $ & it collapses on itself. Measured by loss of height. There can b many more complicated types, these above ...Read more


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L5 compression fracture that no one will help me. My systomps are getting worse and the doctors area jus seem to laugh at me plz help?

L5 compression fracture that no one will help me. My systomps are getting worse and the doctors area jus seem to laugh at me plz help?

Unusual: At your age. Fall ? Jumping? If not very much it may heal and stabilize.. If substantial or with spinal compression, intervention may be required. There are spine specialists most places. ...Read more

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I had a compression fracture t12 8 weeks ago. My physiotherapist said in 6 months i can run again but today my doctor said i could already now?

I had a compression fracture t12 8 weeks ago. My physiotherapist said in 6 months i can run again but today my doctor said i could already now?

Possible: You're young and should heal relatively quickly, so if the compression fracture was mild and x-rays have been stable and you've been pain free, then i'm not surprised your doctor is allowing you to run. Use common sense though - don't overdo it, and back off if you experience pain. ...Read more

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Can you have a compression fracture and not experience any pain? I was in a car accident and didn't experience any pain until about 2 weeks after. When i went to the doctor they did an MRI and said that i had an old compression fracture. Could I have had

Yes, but not at 30: While compression fractures do become more common in post-menopausal women, even without pain or obvious inciting events, it is unusual for a young woman to have a compression fracture unless the accident was severe. You may want to see a bone health specialist to make sure you have normal bone density, to reduce the risk of additional fractures in the future. ...Read more

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I'm over uneducated doctors. Can somebody lplease tell me wher i can go in melbourne southern suburbs who will listen to me and stop telling me things are normal, compression fracture l1. Sore at base of my spine i get that looks like evidence of palpable

Poor question: Please re-ask your question. Just because you have a L1 fracture doesn't mean you have a surgical problem or that someone can fix your back pain surgically. Please be more specific and try to provide details of your problems/pain/etc. I hope you find a md you are happy with. ...Read more

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I fell off my m'bike. I have compression fracture t12 vertebra (25% loss of height) how long will it take to heal? The Thai doctor said three weeks.

I fell off my m'bike. I have compression fracture  t12 vertebra (25% loss of height) how long will it take to heal? The Thai doctor said three weeks.

About right: Assuming you are healthy and a non-smoker that is a reasonable timeframe. Could take up to 6 weeks. Avoid high impact activities or heavy lifting. ...Read more

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59 yr F. Recent MRI shows white shadow on 20 y. healed compression fracture of T-11 MRI was due to worsening chronic pain balance issues weakness dulled reflexes Doctor suggests adding contrast dye to area. (Medadjust?) 2nd opinion please?

59 yr F. Recent MRI shows white shadow on 20 y. healed compression fracture of T-11 MRI was due to worsening chronic pain balance issues weakness dulled reflexes
Doctor suggests adding contrast dye to area. (Medadjust?)
2nd opinion please?

Sounds reasonable: Normally, a healed vertebral fracture should have a marrow signal similar to normal bone, and so should not show a "shadow". The contrast will therefore give the radiologist the chance to characterize the area further to make sure it is not a lesion from a cancer, for example. A ct scan might also give further details. It sounds like getting the MRI with contrast is a reasonable next step. ...Read more

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Which specifically is a compression fracture?

Compression fracture: Compression fractures of the spine are most related to trauma and what happens is the vertebral body, a bony structure in your spine becomes "compression" or shortened in height due to a pressure from trauma that causes it to collagse. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a compression fracture?

What sort of disorder is a compression fracture?

Vertebrae fracture: Front half of the vertebrae with a fracture causing collapse of the vertebrae. Should not exceed 20-30% loss of height or will require treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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