Re: Old T12 Burst Fracture
Any injury that involves impact almost always results in arthritis. Facet arthropathy is, of course, degenerative arthritis. It results in back pain and if it is also causing stenosis, there is pain that radiates down the leg or legs, making it difficult to stand or walk.
With facet arthritis, it is often worse when first getting up in the morning. Be sure you are sleeping in positions that take pressure off the joints -- curled on your side with a pillow (small) between knees, or on the back with a small pillow under the knees.
I'm happy you will be seeing a neurosurgeon and having some new imaging. Please let us know how it goes.