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Old 02-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Burst Fracture L1

I recently had spinal fusion L4 L5. I had this on 12/27/12. Last tuesday I slipped on the ice and landed on my butt. It was the most intense pain I ever had in my life. My hubby called the squad and went to the ER. It was determined that I had a burst fracture of L1. I was imobilized in a hard shell brace from my armpits to my hips. I was in the hospital for three days. I was put on clear liquids due to the fact that I was on Morphine and percoset. I have not had a bowel movement since Tuesday. I don't know if that is a major concern. My pain is horrible. Has anyone had this problem? I would appreciate it if you could respond. Thanks.

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Old 12-22-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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Re: Burst Fracture L1

since tuesday ? no thats not normal at all, get some laxatives as pain pills do this often to me also. then start up on a high fiber diet. raisin bran is a good cereal for this i have found out. so sorry your going thru all of this.

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Old 12-23-2013, 04:24 AM   #3
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Re: Burst Fracture L1

That's a common side effect of pain meds. A stool softener might be in order.

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