[QUOTE=FriarJen83]Hi! I know exactly what you're talking about. I have compression fractures at T6,T7,and T8 and it's been about 14 months now, and I still have constant pain.
Doctors told me that they heal on their own within a few months but that has definitely not been the case for me. I dont know if you've talked to a doctor about surgery but there is a simple surgery where they inject a material into the collapsed vertebrae and it causes it to regain its lost height. I can find you more info if you want.
They say that this almost always causes immediate and total relief....but I think it's only an option for the first year after the fractures happen.
I've tried everything for relief...ESI's, PT,chiropractors,etc. and nothing has helped. But I wish you good luck with it...and make sure you let me know if you find something that helps!
Thanks Jen.....sorry to hear you have multiple fractures and it's been so long. I did ask my orthopedic doctor if I would be a good candidate for the injections (vertebroplasty) and he just laughed and said I didn't need any surgery, just more time. I think I'm going to another one and get a second opinion on this as I'm tired of hurting all the time. Thanks again and I hope your problem gets better soon. Jack