Originally Posted by brandon408
im not sure why this is happening.
the tests that ive taken dont show any cause of why i have a fracture, will i ever know through tests?
Compression fractures are typically from blunt force (a hard fall, a hard hit). Bone fragments sometimes splinter out, then some just collapse/compress. They should be able to determine if the fracture is new or old from your tests.
Kyphoplasty is a fairly new procedure where they inject (a sort-of plaster) and blow the vertebra back up. Its minimally invasive (like two or three 1/2 inch cuts). Of course this method is dependent upon the date of injury and type of fracture and for this reason may not be an option for you. However, if they do mention kyphoplasty, the recovery is a fairly quick.
The area of compression is 'probably' aggravating nerve passages in that area. This, in turn, will aggravate muscles. Your shoulders and upper back are governed by (sp?) trigeminial muscles so IMO it makes sense that youre hurting (or weak) in those places. As for your neck.. your spine is out-of-sync so this doesnt surprise me either. To be safe Id certainly mention it to the doc tho.