Compression fracture

Welcome to Spine-health’s Upper Back Pain patient community. You can also read doctor approved Upper Back Pain Articles and watch Upper Back Pain Videos.
3 posts / 0 new
Last post
Anonymous (not verified)
Title: Member
Compression fracture

Sad I fell straight down the stairs about 5 years ago and it went until this year to get found out because I was on vacation at the time and couldn't get proper care for it. Then I started a job as a housekeeper and I kept having pain and stiffness in my right upper back where the injury is. I know this because I went to the chiropractor and he took xrays and showed me. The pain is also mostly on one side because my spine is S shaped and and not centered like it should be. I'm only 27 and I have the back of an elderly woman. I'm working with the chiropractor and he has helped minimize the pain a lot but has it ever completely gone away 4 anyone? Would anyone recommend that a get an upper back brace? Do those even exist? lol It also seems kind of rare to have an upper back compression fracture.

Ranchhand's picture
Last seen: 3 days 13 hours ago
Title: Member
Joined: 06/19/2008 - 5:23pm

i have to were a low back velcro type brace, i just move it up a ways to help stabilize my mid back.hope you find relief

heatherrn (not verified)
Title: Member

It is not at all uncommon to see compression fracture in the upper spine. I have seen many more there than in the lumbar spine.

You might look into a procedure called a kyphoplasty or a vertebroplasty if the chiropractor isn't helping your pain as well as you would like. It is a simple procedure that I have seen work wonders for many patients.