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Fractured L1

I had a fall and after CT scan found I have simple fracture of L1. I have not met with orthopedic yet but ER said treatment is rest, pain med, and wait for it to heal.  So interested in more info like what lifting restrictions, PT limits,  and how long to heal.  My pain is moderate now controlled with Aleve and Voltaren. I am taking a muscle relaxer at bedtime and sleep pretty well in my recliner. No chance to lay in bed as then pain is 8 or 9.  Also using heat and ice..

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  • I got the radiologist actual report. It says: "Mildly comminuted fracture of the superior endplate of L1, without
    retropulsion."

    Maybe someone can tell me in layman's language what this means. My guess is its definitely a fracture and not a hairline fracture but has not spread.

    Would appreciate any comments.

  • You can google this:

    “Mildly comminuted fracture of the superior endplate of L1, without 
    retropulsion.”

    No one here is a doctor so I doubt anyone can tell you what it means. Best to research it on your own (that’s what I did with my MRI results).

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