I was thrown from my horse on Monday and have 4 fractured lumbar vertebrae. The ER doc said that several of the transverse processes are broken off my vertebrae too. I am not in a cast but was sent home with dilauded and told it will take a while to recover. I am a 44 yo mother of a 4 year old and very athletic. I know this just happened Monday but the pain is excruciating. I am really worried that I will lose my active life style. I ride horses, cycle, lift weights, and keep really fit. I used to run a lot but my knees got arthritis and I became an avid cyclist. Now I wonder what I will be able to do. I do feel fortunate because it could have been MUCH worse. I could have been paralyzed.
Does anyone out there also have these sorts of fractures? How did you heal? Thank you!