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Will a severe compression fracture heal on its own?

Will a severe compression fracture heal on its own?

Yes, over months: A compression fracture happens when a bone of the vertebral column partially collapses. The cubical shape of the bone deforms into a wedge shape on 1 side. The bone will heal over time with the wedge deformity but that usually causes the injured to have a small loss of height which is permanent without surgery. ...Read more

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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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How does compression fracture L3 heal?

How does compression fracture L3 heal?

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. It usually takes 3 months to heal. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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For how long would a compression fracture of the spine take to heal for a very healthy 85 year old woman?

For how long would a compression fracture of the spine take to heal for a very healthy 85 year old woman?

3 months: I usually recommend a brace when out of bed or kyphoplasty if the patient is in severe pain or not improving with time. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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I broke my back in 3 places in a car accident, most severe was a compression fracture. This was 6 months ago, how long will i be in such severe pain?

I broke my back in 3 places in a car accident, most severe was a compression fracture. This was 6 months ago, how long will i be in such severe pain?

Hard to say: Most simple compression fractures heal by 8-12 weeks. Your persistent, severe pain suggests there may be something going on beyond just sustaining simple compression fractures. I encourage you to seek repeat evaluation. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Does a cervical compression fracture of C7 t1 heal completely?

Does a cervical compression fracture of C7 t1 heal completely?

C Spine Fracture : Most spine fractures will heal with rest and spine support (brace). Ligament injury or fracture fragment compression on the spinal cord or nerve roots may require surgical decompression with or without stabilization. Consultation with a specialist in cervical spine injuries is indicated as misdiagnosis can lead to neurologic deficit. ...Read more

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Ideas? What might happen if my compression fracture to my C4 vertebrate didn't start to heal yet?

Ideas? What might happen if my compression fracture to my C4 vertebrate didn't start to heal yet?

See your doc: Your doc that is following this fracture should be following the healing process and deciding on the next step if it is not doing what it should be. ...Read more

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I have back pain from a t12 compression fracture and it was six months ago. How long before it heals?

Other: It should have healed if it were going to. It might need consideration for further progression or need for treatment. A minimally invasive outpatient kyphoplasty is sometimes necessary for treatment, if conservative treatment fails. Rarely more severe reconstructive surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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