After watching my mother suffer un relentless pain for weeks from a t9 burst fracture, it was just too much for her body to take. She had other medical issues so treating the spine was not a option. My mother passed away Thursday with her family by her side. She began bleeding from her anus and vagina which we suspect was some sort of internal bleeding from the fracture but like I said before the Drs said nothing could be done. This has been the hardest thing I have ever been thru in my life. If your parents are still alive, call them , tell them how much you love them. Visit them as often as possible.I feel like part of my soul is gone.