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Help please? How long does it take to cure a lumbar compression fracture?

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Dr. Christopher Kager
Neurosurgery

In brief: Compression fracture

Typically in patients your age, 4-8 weeks.
Medication, bracing, and time. Other options include vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty.

In brief: Compression fracture

Typically in patients your age, 4-8 weeks.
Medication, bracing, and time. Other options include vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty.
Dr. Christopher Kager
Dr. Christopher Kager
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Time

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.

In brief: Time

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.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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