... First off, your cervical spine encompasses the first 7 vertebrae c1 at the base of your skull through c7 roughly at the bottom of your neck. ... (6 replies)
... It helps to know just a bit about basic spinal anatomy. Your spine consists of bony vertebrae that protect the spinal cord and nerve roots. The vertebrae are separated by spongy disks that allow movement but provide cushioning. ... (7 replies)
... If anyone has exhausted non-surgical treatment it sounds like you have. The compression on your spinal cord is unlikely get better and very likely will get worse. You are already showing signs and symptoms of significant myelopathy and over time those are likely to increase. I know (from experience) it can be tricky having myelopathy without a concurrent radiculopathy (I have... (2 replies)
... When vertebrae rub on each other the body will form bone spurs as a defense mechanism. These are known as osteophytes. ... (3 replies)
... I have some degeneratiuve disease of the spine, and i just fell and have a couple of compressed vertebrae. What kind of exercise is good for this and how long will it take to heal and the pain to subside. I'm 76. ... (1 replies)
... Hi jeff,
I don't really think you would like to hear my story and I'm not too sure if I should tell you because everybodys backs are different!! and I don't want to put you on a downer, but this site is here to provide help and support to all fellow chronic pain sufferers, so I'll carry on. Did the dr's treat your back in any way while you where at the hospial??
Have... (7 replies)
... accupuncturist for that. After an hour of treatment, I walk out feeling like a new man. Somehow I managed to not damage those vertebrae any worse during the accident though. ... (7 replies)
... I didn't get any surgery for mine, and it's never been brought up since then. I never even saw an orthopedic specialist about my shoulder or knee either. It was kind of sad at how minimal my care was in the hospital.
As for physical therapy, expect a lot of low-intensity, no-weight stretches/exercises. I started off with just the bike and stretches, nothing else, and that... (7 replies)
... Doc's did absolutely nothing to my back in the hospital, I was basically left to my own devices. The only real treatment I got was the chest tube for the pneumothorax.
I usually have ice on it after PT, and I do have an ice pack here at home that I use sometimes, as well as a heat pad. It gives a very temporary relief sometimes, but it's a small blessing if the pain flares.... (7 replies)
... Wow, your accident happened 3 days before mine. The majority of my T's were compressed and/or fractured and a lot of repair work was done during surgery.
The fracture pain you are experiencing is what I have been experiencing, too. I have been in constant pain, as well.
I'm in the process of weaning myself off my back brace and will begin hydrotherapy next week. ... (7 replies)
... i have other doctors i see for this i have a neurologist. i have had an mri of my neck and an xray too mri shows bulging discs bone spurs and the xrays show compressed vertebrae in my neck the neck pain is starting to get bad and unrelenting i have done physical therapy for it and thinking of going back for a second round i have a curve in my spine as well as c1 and c2 are... (2 replies)
... Compressed vertebrae or compressed disks? ... (1 replies)
... i have a question. i just found out via xray of my neck that i have compressed vertebrae. looks like it starts at either c3 or c4 down to c6 or c7. ... (1 replies)
... Given your age, I would not make any recommendations. Why don't you get your GP to give you a prescription for a little PT, so a professional can tell you what exercises are appropriate? (1 replies)
... How many vertebrae are involved. ... (3 replies)
... You need to see a Orthopediac Surgeon, DR are not qualified to treat or know the ins and outs of compression fractures. It depends how much you are out over 25% should have surgery or may suffer from chronic back pain the rest of your life! I only have 1 compressure L1 fracture but was out 33% so I had surgery with the rods in my back until i heal, then 2nd surgery to remove!... (7 replies)
... You definitely walked away pretty luckily too, that could've ended a whole lot worse.
As a quick aside - They finally discovered last May that I had an avulsion fracture of my fibular head, and complete tears of my ACL and LCL. I've had two surgeries, and I'm waiting for a third still.
Anyways, back on topic.
Your pain could be for numerous reasons. It could simply be... (7 replies)
... im sorry to hear about your wreck jeff but i have a similar story to yours that i am curious to hear any tips and advice from anyone as well
On November 16th 2009 i was driving on a back road with a friend of mine on our way to a funeral sadly enough, when i was coming into a left hand turn on a straight away and coming around the turn towards me a semi sized dump truck... (7 replies)
... C4 that has flattened my cord and compressed it down to 6 mm. ... (7 replies)
... Each pair of vertebrae have a spongy disk between them to provide cushioning and space for the spinal cord and nerve roots while allowing the neck to move. ... (13 replies)