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  • Patty
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    I have recently injured my back @ work. I had X-Rays done and the Dr. had showed me I have a Fracture. Im not sure what to do for the pain. They are telling me that it looks like from a previous injury but i have never got injured on my back/spine. So In the time their figuring out what my injury is or how to be treated. what can i do for the massive pain i am feeling. I cant sit or stand for no more than 10min to start feeling pain. The only thing they are providing me with is Asprins which do (NOTHING). And how can you tell on the X-Rays if the fracture was a recent injury or previous?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    When someone tells me thay have a fracture but no history of trauma- the first thing I think of is an isthmic spondylolysthesis (check the section out on the web site). These pars fractures occur when we are children and many times are not revealed until adulthood. Other times, if a fracture has occurred without your knowledge, it could be from osteoporosis but normally, you would be aware of it.

    I need much more information regarding this fracture. Look at the radiology report and report back as to what was fractured. Also, where is your pain: back, buttocks, leg, groin, hip?

    Dr. Corenman

    Patty
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    I should know more about the report on Monday. But as far as my pain. I feel the bone rubbing against eachother when I walk & its painful. I feel a shock& stabbing pain from my back to the buttocks to me knees. I feel like crying when I feel it. But I’ve had xrays from younger& nothing has showed this dramatic on my xray.

    Patty
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    Aside from everything is it possible that I’ve gotten the fracture from work. Because ever since the incident on Monday the pain has gotten worse. When I’ve lifted the object I felt a crack and a tug on my lower spine. That’s when I contacted the first aid imideately.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Again, this is pure speculation but if the injury is the isthmic spondylolysthesis, most likely the bone did not break one week ago. If this really is a pars fracture, then your back was weakened prior to the injury and a simple task like lifting aggravated your back. The shock and stabbing felt in your legs could be from nerve irritation. Again, it sound like you need to have imaging of your spine to find out what is causing your pain.

    Dr. Corenman

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