Spinal fractures more commonly occur due to road traffic accidents, gunshots, sports injuries, osteoporosis, spine tumors, etc. A vertebral compression fracture is the most common spine fracture. Symptoms include muscle spasms, back pain, neck pain, weakness, paralysis, bowel and bladder weakness, numbness, and tingling sensation. The available treatment procedures include the immobilization of the spine with braces and orthotics, surgery to fuse the fractured spine with plates and screws, vertebroplasty, and kyphoplasty.
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Query: 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 ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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... Read Full »