I have got T6 fracture.a collapsed vertibra. I have suffered terrible pain but now after 5 months it's more deep aches. It's like a very tight band round my ribs and back. I have to lay down and rest till pain and ache ease. I cancelled operation has so many risks. I am hoping it will gradually heal and the pain lesson. I try not take pain relief has not much help. I just get ltitle info of the different Consultants. Please share if you can any information to help me. Thankyou for reading.
My physiotherapist tells me it is a question of strengthening the back muscles to support the damaged vertebrae. Exercises particularly hydrotherapy help with this.
I fractured T11 so not sure if that compares to T6. Also got whiplash / concussion at same time. So neck and shoulders, constant headaches, dizzy, nauseous... anyway, That was end of June. I still have back pain pretty much always and that tightening deep achy feeling across the thorasic area that I think you are referring to. Upon waking and by bed time I’m usually feeling like about 100 years old. I feel great sympathy for your healing journey, and thT painful back. Good news is I am slow but sure getting better. I sure hope you will too. Patience is necessary and determination to never give up. What helps me... I can’t endure a day without my power walk, fresh air, strengthening exercises and I am addicted to a lay down with heat on my back. It’s like heaven. Also so helpful, Hydrotherapy, baths and recently I am braving aquafit. No meds just some swearing when I’m real frustrated! LOL that helps!!!! I’m due to go back to work. After that June fall I had to rehab from another fall fracturing hip and wrist in Sept. hopefully I’ll find time for all this self care. A little nervous about that. Keep on keepin’ on and sharing. That helps knowing we are not in this alone. Ideas breed.
Hello Oscar...I had Kyphoplasty in T8, T9, and T10 four weeks ago. What a blessing it has been. I know everyone has different outcomes as posted on this site. However, I am thrilled with the results. Please know I had nine months of non-stop pain with spasms and tightness through by back and ribs. I did not drive, do any house cleaning, grocery shopping, or have any social life. I had a caregiver who did those things for me. Yes...it was very costly but necessary! I have always been very active so it was a very trying period for me. It took some proactive work on my part to finally get a medical person to give me the proper solution. I did a lot of research for months and saw 3 specialists along with X-rays, CT scans, and MRI to make my final decision. I could not be happier. I no longer have a caregiver, I do my own house cleaning, grocery shopping, and the everyday chores. I am much wiser as a result of those nine months. I am very cognizant of what I do and how I do it. I will continue to take Forteo, exercise, eat healthy, and visit my rheumatologist regularly. Oscar, this is my story, I hope it gives you some idea what Kyphoplasty did for me. Good luck to you as you continue on your osteoporosis journey!
I have had pathological fractures of 3 vertebrae they healed themselves I have some scoliosis curvature of my spine which I hope doesn't get any worse pain was terrible for some time but it did settle I'm still managing to work
I have had collapsed vertebrae that healed but pain four to osteoporosis remains. I also have refused surgery even though they told me I would wind up in a wheelchair. That was about 20 years ago and I am still walking under my own steam as yet. I do get wicked headaches and lower back pain especially if I don’t walk enough but I only take calcium, magnesium and Vitamin D. I am on plaquinel for lupus which helps with the rheumatoid symptoms but I only take Advil when I am unable to stand the pain anymore.
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