Take it easy. 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.
Possibly. It depends upon the fracture. Most patients are helped with the back pain symptoms by using a brace. Some fractures may not require a brace, but restrictions and limitations for work/exercise may be needed. If you are prescribed a brace for a fracture, make sure you use the brace correctly and follow-up to make sure that healing occurs.
No. It is very patient specific. Fracture pattern and neurologic status are some of the considerations.