How and how well does a spinal fracture heal?
June 4, 2009 8:58 AM Subscribe
If you have a spinal fracture, and it is treated immediately and properly, how well will it heal?
posted by clarkstonian to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you have an L5 wedge fracture treated with a brace, not surgery, what kind of life do you have afterward? Does it heal completely? How does it heal? What activities can you not do and why? Looking for life experience, medical input, pretty much any information on spinal fractures.
I understand that you are not a doctor or not our doctor. Our doctor is being extremely coy, as in, "You'll heal 100%, but no, you won't be able to do XYZ ever again." If you heal 100%, why are there limitations? We understand that no one can predict with certainty how someone will heal.
Any information would be helpful.