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Fractures in T3,4,6 stomach pain

Hi, I a new here and I have a question. 4 days ago I went sledding with my son and niece, I was flying down a hill when I hit a man made ramp I caught air, backflipped and smashed my upper back into the man made ramp. I went to the ER and was diagnosed with compresion fractures of T3, T4, and T6. 2 I got a terrile case of the stomach flu and my stomach hurts really bad. I am kinda scared to go back to the ER as I might look like a total fool, what could cause this pain its in the upper abdomen....


  • What did the ER say about those fractures? They just sent you home? How are they going to resolve those? Could the "stomach flu" really be your body reacting to the broken bones? You need to for certain call a doctor first thing in the morning about these issues, or go back to the ER. Better to be a fool than a permanently damaged non fool right?
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • Sorry about your accident and pain. I cant imagine how bad that must have hurt. I had herniation with severe stenosis at T7-8 level last yr. and pain started in back and radiated around to chest on left side. Then as herniation worsened I had horrible pain in upper left abdomen. I thought I had ruptured spleen but NS said it was from the compression to the nerve at T7-8 level that caused the abdominal pain. Not sure if you had true stomach flu symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting but I did have nausea and occasional vomiting if pain was severe enough. So strange what nerve pain can affect :( I hope you get in to see an ortho about the fractures. Please keep in touch and let us know.

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