Back & Neck Community
T12/L1 compression fracture
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to back and neck problems, exercise, pain, sleeping, and physical therapy.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

T12/L1 compression fracture

Alright. In April of 2007 I was hit by a truck while bicycling to work. I was flighted to phoenix for severe back and head trauma. I was diagnosed with a compression fracture of the t12/l1 junction. I was in a shell of a brace for five months and therapy for another four. I have had mild back pain since then and I just accept it as normal. About two months ago I went to the hospital for a sharp and severe pain at the break junction. It appears that the break somehow shifted. the Doctors say they can't correct the slip but they can pump me full of medications to kill the pain. I do not like pain medications at all. I am on enough anti psychotics for schizophrenia. I have been living with this pain since that call, but I have turned into a real grumpy and mean person over the pain.
  My question to the community here is this : Is there some form of an apparatus to help support some of my weight to be able to live a normal life w/o a drug induced mental haze? I already wear a spring loaded back brace and I would really hate to be put back into another shell. I don't want my back to get weaker. Any advice in this situation?
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Back & Neck Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Pain Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Kalvin
Milwaukee, WI
620923_tn?1393294254
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Nate1023
Philippines
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
JadedSweetheart
CA
1699033_tn?1345482688
Blank
JGF25
Somewhere in, MD
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
Slipsoup