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t 12 injury

Hi all back sufferers! My Story of back injury. I fell off the steps, onto the cement floor of the garage and landed on my back about 18 months ago. I blacked out for a few seconds ( maybe more), but knew as I hit the floor that a hurt myself..... Pain was so severe that I couldn't even cry. My back was one mass of pain! After several MRI's, a fracture of t12 was determined. I went to our doctor who concurred . After a horrible experience in the back brace, 3 months on bed rest, and 6 months later the dr. said that that my back would not ever be 100 0/0. Well, now I have terrible pain in the same area but it also feels as if there is a bump/ bulge/ knot around the t12 area. Don't know if the is normal or not. Any ideas.


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  • Have you returned to the surgeon for follow up since being out of the brace? It seems to me that an xray and some examination should have been part of your follow up post bracing to make sure that fracture healed, first, and to check the status of the injury post bracing.
    If you have not seen the surgeon for follow up, I would suggest it since the area you are having pain in is also the same area that was injured and required the bracing. You may find that the new lump is simply bone from the fracture healing.
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