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Can my vertebral compression fracture heal on its own without surgery? Will I need an orthosis?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes and

Maybe.

In brief: Yes and

Maybe.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

Typically, a compression fracture in a 20 year old will heal in three months without surgery.
If it is in the lower thoracic or lumbar spine, a brace will help. Please get specific advice from your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Typically, a compression fracture in a 20 year old will heal in three months without surgery.
If it is in the lower thoracic or lumbar spine, a brace will help. Please get specific advice from your doctor.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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