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... Allure 804. I can't believe we have the same injury. I have compression fractures of T6, T7 & T8 with loss of vertebrae height of 33%,20%&10% after an assailing accident at work 3 weeks ago. I am 32yrs and am very scared my GP said stay in bed for 4wks you will heal. He has given me some really strong pain relief and sleeping tablets. The pain relief makes me really sick and... (6 replies)
... Hello There..I'm very new to this site, but found myself looking for info on the recovery process from being in a turtle-shell for 3 months ( fractured T6,T7 and T8 ) due to a motorcycle accident on 4-10-2011..I'm 43 years old and Thank God I was away to (walk) away from it..I'm jus wondering will i get my body back and be able it to the things I loved to do. This is my first... (6 replies)
... Hi. I agree that perhaps it would be informative to get another opinion from a spine specialist. That way you can be absolutely positive there are no other issues. If there aren't, then the best thing to do, in my opinion, is to lay off all strenuous activity....no running, etc. A nice walk would be much better as it won't put additional pressure on that vertabrae. Resting... (6 replies)

... Thanks for the replies everyone. I am pretty sure I want to avoid surgery since the recovery time from those sounds really long and both doctors have told me I should make a full recovery without any sort of operation. Bottom line is it's just frustrating. Sounds like I just need to give it more time. (6 replies)
... Have you seen anyone recently? If the pain doesn't improve, you might want to have another consultation just to be sure there isn't something making more of an impact on the spinal cord. Sounds like you need to restrict your activities until this injury is not generating pain. Otherwise, it may turn into something more chronic. Running causes a great deal of stress on... (6 replies)
... Welcome to the board. Did you have a MRI at the time of the accident, or since? Have you consulted with a spine specialist? This would be either an orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon who devotes his/her practice to issues of the neck and back. It may be that something in addition to what was readily apparent on the X-ray happened to your spine, and it has not... (6 replies)
... I can hear the anguish in your post. I feel bad for you. I know all too well the pain that comes with fractures. And, the frustrations from trying to explain the pain getting help with it. I also have compression fractures in t6/t7 with anterior wedging of t4. Doctors say that they think don't that is what is causing me pain in my thoracic area. I was an ATV... (2 replies)
... Its probably not quite the same but I had a compressive fracture of my T7 vertebra back in october 06. ... (4 replies)
... Its probably not quite the same but I had a compressive fracture of my T7 vertebra back in october 06. ... (4 replies)
... Ok saw a doctor at the pain clinic earlier in the week. Thought I should post back the findings for the record. The gist of it was that the spine can take 18 months to re align itself. The pain I'm experiancing is part of the healing process but he suspects its become slightly sensitive. Have been switched onto slow release tramadol and have started a course of gabapectin.... (11 replies)
... Hi Having looked at some of the other threads about, I'm not to bad thanks. Struggling to sleep, its 2:30am here, but its more an uncomfortable type pain than multiple red hot mind bending daggers in the back. Commiserations to all those. Cheers. (11 replies)
... Hi Pm sounds like the pain clinic, so fingers crossed I get a good one and soon. Thanks, I think it would be a lot more effective if they would get together, but at least I get to see them I guess! Fusion doesn't sound like a barrel of laughs, nobodies mentioned any surgery to me, I guess its not that bad. Correct, not what I want to hear but I can wait some... (11 replies)
... Ross, PM is Pain Management. Here in the states when you reach the point where you are in constant pain and all else has failed or you are in a wait and see game for surgery, you may get referred to a Pain Management Dr. They use a combination of different modalities to try to balance your pain. It can include everything from accupuncture to visualization to stims units to... (11 replies)
... Hi Thanks for quick responses! I don't have insurance, but thats not so much a problem here (Jersey, Channel Islands, just off france) so far I've paid practically nothing. So long as its not a waste of money I don't mind throwing some of my limited cash at it! I see my consultant once every couple of months, my gp once a month, go to physio 3 times a week since jan,... (11 replies)
... Ross, welcome to the board. I'm sorry for the trouble. You might get a better response on the spine board as this board is primarily lower lumbar and not thorasic...not to say you aren't welcome and that we won't offer advice! One thing is you didn't mention your age.. Unfortunately what you are hearing is the truth. It takes TIME. And of course, when you are suffering... (11 replies)
... I agree with Diet. It's good that you feel confident in your current health care "team," but, if they're out of ideas and suggestion, it might be worth seeing if there are other opinions out there. That doessn't mean you need to stop seeing your current dr's entirely. You're just getting another perspective. It sounds like you've really taken their advice and you're not... (11 replies)
... Roos, I am so sorry you are suffering so much. At this point, if you have any doubt or having any frustration at all, I would recommend seeking another opinion from a spinal surgeon or neurologist. This is your back and I would not take any chances. It is always best to get a second or third opinion if your insurance allows it. Sometimes it is worth taking all the reports... (11 replies)
... I was involved in an auto accident on September 24, 2006 and fractured T6,T7, & T8. My Dr. at the Spine Center has me in a "turtle shell" till mid Feb. He said he would do surgery if I was in my 40's or 50's, but they didn't know long term effects of the cement injected into the vertabres. (I am 33) He said the pain should not be bad at this point. :rolleyes: {good thing this... (6 replies)
... 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... (5 replies)
... 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. ... (5 replies)


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