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14 months ago I fell on an icy sidewalk. A day later, pain began in the lumbar region of my back. Can you break your back with no neuro symptoms?

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Dr. Christopher Michelsen
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you did fracture one of your vertebrae it would be healed by now.
If you still have significant pain you should be evaluated for another cause for your back pain.

In brief: Yes

If you did fracture one of your vertebrae it would be healed by now.
If you still have significant pain you should be evaluated for another cause for your back pain.
Dr. Christopher Michelsen
Dr. Christopher Michelsen
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Neuro symptos come from nerve ptessure there are many ways to fracture you spine wthat dont result in nerve pressure most acute back pain after a fall is a muscle strain from muscluar contraction involved in the righting reflex see yoiro dovctor get a physical exam rule out fracture with xray and treat the muscle pain.
If the back muscles is tender to the touch it is probaly a muscle spasm.

In brief: Yes

Neuro symptos come from nerve ptessure there are many ways to fracture you spine wthat dont result in nerve pressure most acute back pain after a fall is a muscle strain from muscluar contraction involved in the righting reflex see yoiro dovctor get a physical exam rule out fracture with xray and treat the muscle pain.
If the back muscles is tender to the touch it is probaly a muscle spasm.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

You can but if you broke your back you probably wouldn't be able to walk very well.
It may be a muscle sprain. However, you should get it checked out soon anyways.

In brief: Yes

You can but if you broke your back you probably wouldn't be able to walk very well.
It may be a muscle sprain. However, you should get it checked out soon anyways.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

It depend were the break is, it could produce nuro symptoms or not?

In brief: Yes

It depend were the break is, it could produce nuro symptoms or not?
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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