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Fracture of L2

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:27 AM in Lower Back Pain
almost 3 weeks ago i fell off a horse and i fractured L2.i was hospitalised for a week,where i was given several xrays and a ct scan which showed the fracture to be stable. asi result i recieved a brace to wear for the next 5 months at least. the orthopeadic surgeon has also put me on bed rest for 5 weeks i am only 18 and this is driving me nuts!!! when i was at the hospital i was given no info about long term prognosis.

now i am back at home i am very isolated as all my friends are at uni. i am also experiences severe leg and hip pain, i wonder if anyone can help me with this?



  • Kayliegh, you are so young to be home and confined to bed. I'm sorry to hear this happened to you. Because you are young and healthy you have an advantage over those of us that are older with more problems. One very important thing: Please have patience and do every thing exactly like your Dr. tells you to do, that way you will have a better chance to be out having fun with your friends before you know it. My youngest son is 18 years old and it would nearly be impossible to keep him down so I do understand. He goes to community college, works almost full time and enjoys every chance he gets with friends so I know how hard this must be for you. Hang in there! I hope you have good family and friends to support you and be there for you. Keep busy on line, read, watch movies, cry if you feel like it, then find something to do that will make you smile and laugh!! There is a list of suggestions I read on this site with many ideas that have helped me get through the past 4 months. Take care of yourself!

    Yes, leg pain is the worst. I have had problems with L-2 along with L-3,4,5. I think the leg pain is more difficult to tolerate than the back pain. If only I had known my leg pain was back related I might not be here today....so if the pain is new or worse call your Dr. just to let him know about it.I'm not a dr. or nurse and I'm new on this site, there are many others with more advise and experience. I do wish you the best and hope the next few weeks and months go by as quickly as possible for you. Don't let that horse get the best of you! Good luck!
  • on the 6th of june i was moving a piece of furniture suddenly my back went off with a loud crack .i was taken to hospital after an ex ray i was told no broken bones torn ligaments and trapped nerves ,then a week later i got a phone call from the hospital telling me i had fractured L2 in my spine and to rest i am 50 years old and disabled i have osteophorisis i have an appointment tomorrow the 26th of june not sure what they will do in a lot of pain i hate lying around i have hubby 2 boys feel helpless how long will this last please ,
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  • after 4 weeks i am still in pain i also have osteophorosis ,fibromyalgia and severe nerve damage to my feet .i have been to the hospital twice .how long will he pain last .please advice needed .thank you ,
  • LizLiz Posts: 8,835
    edited 07/13/2014 - 2:43 AM
    I am sorry to hear about your pain, Sandi has posted some useful links, nobody knows how long you will be in pain.


    Chronic Pain Treatment Step by Step

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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