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kelz42473kkelz42473 Posts: 1
edited 02/11/2015 - 4:41 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I'm a 41 year old active female and suffered a traumatic Vertebral Compression T12 fracture on August of 2014. At the time of the accident, surgery was not needed and the Neurosurgeon placed me into a back brace which I wore for 12 weeks. On October 31st, I was able to remove the back brace after an X-ray showed that the vertebrae had healed how the surgeon had wanted. Since then, I have progressively experienced pain in my spine (T12) area, especially in the morning. To describe the pain, it felt like someone was squeezing my lower ribs together and stabbing me in my spine and if I push onto my sternum I can feel the pressure in my spine. Due to the weather getting cold, I thought freshly damaged bone and that deep achiness was the cause. Over the next 3 months, I continued physical therapy but having issues lifting any type of weight without pain. When I went for my 6 month follow up, I asked my doctor if this is the type of pain that I will have due to the injury. He sent me for an MRI which the radiologist said there was nothing but we all could see the white spot on the vertebrae and that it had not healed in a "square." I was then sent for a bone scan and the damage is visible and active. My doctor recommends the Kyphosplasty surgery. I was wondering if anyone experienced this before or any recommendations.

Thank you



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