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Fractured discs

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I've fractured 2 discs in my lower back. What is the best treatment for this? Would spinal decompression work/help?
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replied September 28th, 2009
Extremely eHealthy
please explain what you mean by "fractured discs". It is a term I'm not familiar with.

Fran
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replied September 28th, 2009
I'm sorry but this is what I was told in the hospital. I've been to see a chiroprator and he's told me there's no such thing. They're just hurt and whatever phrase would be used for the pain.
Debbie
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replied September 28th, 2009
Extremely eHealthy
Have you had an MRI done? Have you seen a spine specialist, either an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in spines or a neurosurgeon that specializes in spines?

If not, I would suggest that you ditch the chiropractor and see s spine specialist with an MD after his/her name for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Chiropractor is going to have you continue with, so called, spinal adjustments until you decide to stop. that i how they work.

A real spine specialist, an MD will diagnose you and set up a treatment plan for you.

Good luck

Fran
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replied October 12th, 2009
Extremely eHealthy
hi debbie
i am, sorry you are having trouble. i would like a bit of info on your pain and activity level.
as for spinal decompression it has been found to help a majority of the people who use it. a key llement here is that you only have disc trouble and not arthritic changes in your spine.
so if you fit the profile of a person who would benefit it might be worth a try. it is however necessary to get an mri to rule out other problems......pete
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replied January 26th, 2012
Lower Spine Fracture
Hi Debbie,

I am a 25 year old male that has just been diagnosed with a spinal fracture in my lower back. It seems to have been cause by a car accident or fall from over two years ago but it did not heal properly and thus when twisting and picking up a kids toy about a month ago I managed to reopen the fracture. I have very sever lower back pain with weakness, numbness and such in my right leg. The pain also shoot down my right leg to about the knee cap area. It was diagnosed via an x-ray in the emergency room and then confirmed via another x-ray done by a specialist. Thus far the treatment has been pain medication and rest, not lifting more than a gallon of milk. Basically the typical back injury treatment. I go back to the doctor later today to review a bone scan that I just had done and to adjust my medication as the Hydrocodone 5-500 do not seem to be helping as much as they should. I am still in a massive amount of pain and cannot perform any normal activities. Going to the bathroom is a challenge and I am having bowl control issues as well. I hope this helps you and I hope that you get better soon. Best wishes to you and your family.

_Tim_
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