Burst fracture

by Pete
(Hillsborough nc )

Had burst fracture in 2010. Have a little discomfort and some pain. Wondered if a chiropractor could help with pain and discomfort.

Hello Pete,

Yes, certainly, but yours isn't a case for "brute force and ignorance"! Actually no cases are.

When there's been enough trauma to fracture a vertebra, there is often lesser injury in other areas. The pain you are getting could be coming from another joint.

Plus a Chiropractor interested and experienced in rehab can do a huge amount to help prevent the dramas that are likely in the future. Keeping fit is vital now, Pete, you need to a disciplined daily set of back exercises. Depending on where the fracture was. Bursts are nasty.

Good luck, I hope this has contributed.

Dr. Barrie Lewis

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Apr 12, 2011
Burst fracture
by: Pete

Thanks Dr. B I appreciate the feed back bye the way it was an L2 burst fracture. Results from a fun saturday morning on my motorcycle.

That's a story I don't want to hear! Love my bike. Be sensible now and do daily lower back exercises to prevent arthritis and keep your core strong. Read about "immobilisation arthritis" at Chiropractic-Books.com. Keep that joint mobile as you can.

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