Q. Having osteoporosis and spine fracture. How long will it take to get cured?

Answered by
Dr. Mahaveer Patil
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 09, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jul 02, 2020

Hi doctor,

I have osteoporosis and L3 spine fracture from it. I have had it for six weeks and the pain is minimal. But, when I walk or stand my whole back feels very strange and uncomfortable like a chronic ache. I also had two fractures before. I am flying out in two weeks. Do you think it will be safe to go? How long will it take to get the pain subside?



Welcome to

I have gone through your message and understand your concern.

  • After a vertebra fracture, generally it takes around two to three months to almost get back to normal.
  • Considering your osteoporosis, it may take a little more time for you to get going.
  • If possible, then you can postpone your travel. If it is very necessary, then you can go, but strictly wear a lumbosacral belt.

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