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Compressed side of discs, how long to heal?

so i fell off a 20 feet ladder to a sloppy cemented ground. the bottom of my spine hit the ground first but not head on, it slid. i had 1 fractured vertebrae which has partly healed already. i also had some of my internal organs swelling.

the problem i have now are the discs at my upper back. it's fully compressed on its front like in the attached image below. the tips of my two fingers are still mildly numb although not as numb as in the first day.

question: how long could this type of injury heal? i don't feel any pain though. just the mild numbing of the tips of my two left fingers.

image


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https://www.spine-health.com/forum/announcements/spine-health-announcements/welcome-spine-health-how-get-started

we can't comment on your images. have you discussed the test with your doctor? what has he recommended as far as treatment or recovery time frames?

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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,745

    Liz, 

    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Does the compressed vertabrae grow back to its normal height when it heals? Or do I need to undergo surgery to achieve that?
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  • Looking back - Actually, it's not the vertabrae that are compressed but that discs. Is there a problem if the discs are compressed like that in the image above? Or is it just normal when you're in a somewhat bending position?

  • LizLiz Posts: 9,745
    As it has been pointed out we are not qualified or permitted to comment the image you have provided, what has your doctor suggested?

    Liz, 

    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • krilenkofkkrilenkof Posts: 5
    edited 12/25/2014 - 11:55 PM
    She prescribed me calcium supplements and painkiller and suggested theraphy.

    She said it will take addirional months to heal and not the usual 2 months.

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