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If you have a fractured spine can you still walk right when it has mended?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends

A healthy back is critical for normal walking, so any injuries or fractures can cause trouble even after healing.
Also, back fractures can cause nerve injuries that can have an effect. However, many back fractures can heal with or without surgery with a normal gait. Good physical therapy would be helpful, as they can strengthen muscles and address posture.

In brief: Depends

A healthy back is critical for normal walking, so any injuries or fractures can cause trouble even after healing.
Also, back fractures can cause nerve injuries that can have an effect. However, many back fractures can heal with or without surgery with a normal gait. Good physical therapy would be helpful, as they can strengthen muscles and address posture.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes if no nerve

Yes, as long as there are no nerve or spinal cord injuries that did not recover that occurred with the spinal fracture.

In brief: Yes if no nerve

Yes, as long as there are no nerve or spinal cord injuries that did not recover that occurred with the spinal fracture.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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