Hi everyone. I have been posting on Spine-Health for awhile now but it has always been with questions about my neck. I thought I had that under control and then I was in a one car accident last Monday and I fractured my L2 vertebra. I ran off the road and did an end-over-end flip. Landing right side up and in a tremendous amount of pain in my lower back. Thank God I already had a spine specialist that I see for my neck so I was able to get right in and see her. She said that I needed to have the Kyphoplasty done, but my insurance won't cover it. I'm too young or something (34). So, it apears I will be doing this the hard way.....bracing and bed rest for 3 to 5 months. Bed rest is hard for me. I have children, a husband and a full time job. I need to be up taking care of my responsibilities. If anyone has been through this, please let me know how you managed. What was your outcome after bedrest and bracing? What are your long term problems, if any? Were you able to go back to work full time? I feel like a useless burden right now and I want so badly for this to be over.