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Four fractured vertabrates, severe pain. Will this heal on its own?
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
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In brief: Your body will try
Your body will try it's best to heal, but fractured vertebra are difficult to recover. The best you can do is maintain activity as best you can to teach your body you still want to use your vertebra.
Make sure you supply plenty of structural materials, by taking supplemental calcium, vitamin d and zinc to heal it. Limit your heavy lifting to avoid reinjury. And then hope for the best.

In brief: Your body will try
Your body will try it's best to heal, but fractured vertebra are difficult to recover. The best you can do is maintain activity as best you can to teach your body you still want to use your vertebra.
Make sure you supply plenty of structural materials, by taking supplemental calcium, vitamin d and zinc to heal it. Limit your heavy lifting to avoid reinjury. And then hope for the best.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
In brief: Compression fracture
Although most compression fractures heal within a few months, some people have continuing pain and disability.
Treatment of these fractures has focused on relieving pain and restoring mobility and function. Both surgical and nonsurgical treatments are available.

In brief: Compression fracture
Although most compression fractures heal within a few months, some people have continuing pain and disability.
Treatment of these fractures has focused on relieving pain and restoring mobility and function. Both surgical and nonsurgical treatments are available.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le
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