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How long does it take a slight compression fracture in t12 to recover?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: About 3 months

It takes about 3 months to heal, though total healing may take 6 months or more.
It is a process. Smoking, some drugs (non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen) can slow the process.

In brief: About 3 months

It takes about 3 months to heal, though total healing may take 6 months or more.
It is a process. Smoking, some drugs (non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen) can slow the process.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually within 12

Weeks.
However, one should get evaluated as to any bone density loss and aggressively treat if present to minimize risk of another fracture if due to bone density issues. Sometimes this may be a sign of other diseases so make sure you have an evaluation by your physician.

In brief: Usually within 12

Weeks.
However, one should get evaluated as to any bone density loss and aggressively treat if present to minimize risk of another fracture if due to bone density issues. Sometimes this may be a sign of other diseases so make sure you have an evaluation by your physician.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: 3 months

The average healing time is 3 months.

In brief: 3 months

The average healing time is 3 months.
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