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l1 l2 burst fracture

tamfowler1ttamfowler1 Posts: 1
edited 02/09/2015 - 8:08 AM in Lower Back Pain
My 18 year old daughter have a vehicle accident 1/30/15. She spent 5 days in the hospital. They said she has a compression/ burst fracture of the l1 and l2. The Dr decided not to do surgery. She has been home with a torso brace for 4 days now. She just started having a lot of pain In Her left leg. Trouble urinating. And trouble having bowel movements. I'm trying to figure out if I need a second opinion or if the brace will be sufficient to fix the problem.


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 02/09/2015 - 8:08 AM
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  • None of is here can give medical advice. But if you're feeling uncertain, a second opinion may be appropriate. Not all fractures need surgery and some of her bowl activity may be due to narcotics (if she's on them for pain) but it's good you are actively monitoring her condition.
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