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compression fracture

smaarchssmaarch Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
I posted here about 6 months ago about unresolved back pain. I FINALLY went back to the doctor....turns out it was/is a compression fracture. The doctor gave me some prescription ibuprofen (800mg tablets) and told me to take them 3 times a day for 30 days.

My back pain is still very bad when I sit or stand for more than 30 minutes. What do I do from here? Doctors really can't do anything else (besides prescribe more medication...which I do not want). Do I see a chiropractor? Would a massage therapist help?


  • I'm sorry to hear the fracture was/is the cause of your pain. I think I would want a bone density scan to see if you need supplements. I would would a referral to an Orthopedic or Neurosurgeon and in the meantime get to a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist to see if a belt may help. Has the fracture healed evenly? I hope you can get some relief soon. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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