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How serious is L5 fractured verabre along with 2 herniated disc have to take a veryo g drive-1200 miles a tithing i can do to make it less painf?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Many variables

Low lumbar fractures rarely require surgery if traumatic.
If from osteoporosis, not serious but likely going to be painful. As healing progresses past 3 months, 70% will be healed. Discs don't do well with sitting, so sciatica could also be an issue. Take breaks, some nsaids salonpas hot. Consider seeing doc for steroids before trip. Epidural could be preventative. Dosepak on hand as backup.

In brief: Many variables

Low lumbar fractures rarely require surgery if traumatic.
If from osteoporosis, not serious but likely going to be painful. As healing progresses past 3 months, 70% will be healed. Discs don't do well with sitting, so sciatica could also be an issue. Take breaks, some nsaids salonpas hot. Consider seeing doc for steroids before trip. Epidural could be preventative. Dosepak on hand as backup.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Dr. Michael Gerling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Take breaks

Anti-inflammatories and breaks are your best bet.
Stretch and walk around between drive segments.

In brief: Take breaks

Anti-inflammatories and breaks are your best bet.
Stretch and walk around between drive segments.
Dr. Michael Gerling
Dr. Michael Gerling
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