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Old 02-11-2005, 05:03 PM   #1
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Question help! compression fractures T9-10-11

I had an atv accident on Jan 17, 05. I went to the ER, had x-rays taken, and was told I had a minor compression of T10. I was given some pain meds but no brace and sent on my way. One week later, I had a MRI an found out about the others T9 and T11. I also have three buldging/protruding discs in this same area. The only instruction I got from my GP was try not to lift anything over 20 lbs. I am being put in a brace of some sort and seeing a neurosurgeon next week but thanks to the wonderful world of hmo's, It will be four weeks after the accident. What types of questions should I ask the specialist and do you think it's too late to avoid a bad heal?

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Old 02-14-2005, 10:54 AM   #2
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Re: compression fractures T9-10-11

I know how frustrated you must feel. After my accident they told me I had a minor compression fracture of my t9. I was given a brace to wear. They told me in about 6 weeks I should be fine. Six weeks passed and they did a cat scan and mri and found that my t5 and t6 also have compression fractures and that my t9 is also cracked. All of the fractures are compressed in the front. I go to physical therapy and was told no weights or bending forward. In 6 more weeks I go back to get checked and to see what my progress has been. They will decide whether to do surgery then. I wish I knew more but this is new to me too.
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