Simple compression fractures can still result in a significant kyphosis (an abnormal structural bending forward of the spine) which can result in significant problems at this level as well as problems above and below. What is the measured kyphosis at the fracture levels?
Diagnostic blocks that temporarily eliminate the pain are great tools to map out the pain generators (see pain diary on the website). If you had good temporary relief, where were the blocks performed and what type of blocks were they (facet blocks, epidurals, SNRBs)?
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.