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Will a severe compression fracture heal on its own?
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Dr. Latisha Smith
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In brief: Yes, over months
A compression fracture happens when a bone of the vertebral column partially collapses.
The cubical shape of the bone deforms into a wedge shape on 1 side. The bone will heal over time with the wedge deformity but that usually causes the injured to have a small loss of height which is permanent without surgery.

In brief: Yes, over months
A compression fracture happens when a bone of the vertebral column partially collapses.
The cubical shape of the bone deforms into a wedge shape on 1 side. The bone will heal over time with the wedge deformity but that usually causes the injured to have a small loss of height which is permanent without surgery.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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In brief: Of what?
Spine can since it is stable-but painful! long bones need casting or stabilization and alignment for best results.

In brief: Of what?
Spine can since it is stable-but painful! long bones need casting or stabilization and alignment for best results.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
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