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Hello! I have many questions, and I am hoping to get a little help/reassurance/answers for what's going on. In February 3, I was in a car accident. I was in the high way, slid on black ice, and crashed into a concrete wall. Thank God I survived, and suffered non life threatening injuries. I have been sleeping approx. 20hrs. A day while recovering, and I am, but I'm frustrated that I can't function like normal. I am wondering how long compound fractures take on average to heal (spinal) What steps you take to strengthen them, what help alleviate pain, etc. I'm also dealing with a concussion/head injury and trying to make my speach and thoughts work together. It's very frustrating not being able to do any of my normal daily activities. I am hoping to heal, and just need reassurance that I will!
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  • thoracic spine painthoracic spine pain Posts: 566
    edited 01/14/2014 - 10:49 PM
    Anika - you need to tell us what your injuries are. I was in a motorbike accident and wasn't braced and my fractures healed in a really bad place. I just kept getting told they would heal but they never did. It took me 8 years and agonising pain - sorry no reassurance here - to get a correct diagnosis. If I had been braced and probably put in a body cast - correctly this would never have happened. Don't want anyone else to go through this hell. What have you fractured - what levels? They kept me in hospital for a week then sent me home without a physio plan or recovery plan.

    If you give some more information it might be easier to work out - there is nothing here to work with.
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