Was hit back a car from behind whilst riding a motorcycle 2 weeks ago.
Was diagnoes with a wedge fracture of T8 (~10-13degrees)and T10 (less than 5degrees)
Was in the hospital on my back for 1 week and then dirschared with a back brace.
They told me that they normally would operate these type of fractures, but since the severity of the fracture wasn't to "bad" and considering the risk of an operation they would try with the backbrace. I'm suppose to come back for another x-ray in a week.
Does anyone know the long term prognosis of these types of "mild" wedge fractures?
Only have mild backpain during the day but can only sleep for 3-4hours during the night as I can't stay on my back for that long despite pain medication.
Is it common to get long term back pain with these types of injuries?
I'm I likely to get degenerative changes/problems later on in life?
I'm currently 27years old.
Hope someone can tell me about their experience!!
Thank you so much for your help! :-)