I am looking for anyone whom has had a compression fracture and to find out what type of treatment was given for it? My dad had fallen weeks back and has been in the hospital, thank goodness I know what I know from spine-health. After the second week of him being in the hospital loosing his bowels and not being able to urinate on his own, I pleaded with a doctor for a MRI, i suspected it would come back to the cauda nerve but in reality it came back to a compression fracture on the L2. The missed it on the regular x-rays and just did the MRI to appease me as I wasn't budging on giving up on a diagnoses. But all of it is a really a mute point at this time, as we finally 3 weeks later know what is wrong with him.
So I am curious as to what anyone's treatment was and how long before you entered therapy? Also what was the end result with the healing on it as far as time goes. He is currently in a brace. I might add he is 89, and I am being told the bladder is nuerogenic at this time and more than likely he will never be off a cath. Don't let the 89 scare you, up till this point and time the only medication he took was a thyroid pill. His biggest illness till this point and time was being blind. Sad thing they did yesterday was try to teach him to use a grabber. So I do need to give them a lesson in a blind person see's with their eyes. so if he can't see he can't grab it. But really just looking for how others recovered so I can gauge his long term care on this? Thanks in advance for any responses.