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How serious is a T9 fracture?

How serious is a T9 fracture?

Since the T9 vertebra directly communicates with the adrenal glands, damage to this vertebra may produce severe symptoms in the kidney area. Any damage to the thoracic vertebrae causes moderate to severe back pain that is exacerbated by movement.

What is a T9 fracture?

Definition/Description. T9-T10 chance fracture from MVA. Most thoracic spine fractures occur in the lower thoracic spine, with 60% to 70% of thoraco-lumbar fractures occurring in the T11 to L2 region, which is bio-mechanically weak for stress. The majority of these fractures occur without spinal cord injury.

How long does a T9 fracture take to heal?

Vertebral fractures usually take about three months to fully heal. X-rays will probably be taken monthly to check on the healing progress.

What does T9 vertebrae control?

These vertebrae, 12 in total, support your ribs and upper body, and protect some of the most important nerves in your body. The T9 is comprised of a solid bone mass which faces front and protects the discs which in turn protect the nerves inside.

Can you walk with fractured vertebrae?

Depending on how severe your injury is, you may experience pain, difficulty walking, or be unable to move your arms or legs (paralysis). Many fractures heal with conservative treatment; however severe fractures may require surgery to realign the bones.

How do you treat a T9 compression fracture?

How is a compression fracture treated?

  1. Pain medicine to relieve your back pain.
  2. Bed rest for a short time, followed by limited activity while your bones heal.
  3. Wearing a back brace.
  4. Physical therapy to help you move better and strengthen the muscles around your spine.

How do you sit with a fractured vertebrae?

It’s important that you always sit up as tall as you can so you don’t put additional pressure on the spine and that you do NOT bend over to get out of bed.

How should you sleep with a fractured spine?

Sleep on your back with a pillow under your knees. This will decrease pressure on your back. You may also sleep on your side with 1 or both of your knees bent and a pillow between them. It may also be helpful to sleep on your stomach with a pillow under you at waist level.

How do you fix a fractured vertebrae?

In vertebroplasty, bone cement is injected into fractured vertebrae to stabilize the spine and relieve pain. Vertebroplasty is an outpatient procedure for stabilizing compression fractures in the spine. Bone cement is injected into back bones (vertebrae) that have cracked or broken, often because of osteoporosis.

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How long to heal a T9 transverse process fracture?

Transverse Process Fracture Treatment. Even though it’s classified as a fracture, a transverse process spinal fracture is more similar to a muscle sprain. This injury can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks to fully heal, and it generally heals fully without the need for surgery. Normal treatment routines involve rest and pain medications, and a

How to correct the fracture?

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  • What you should know about spinal compression fractures?

    Loss of height

  • Sudden back pain
  • Loss of spinal mobility
  • Height loss (severe cases)
  • Increased pain while upright
  • Decreased pain while laying down
  • Spinal deformity and disabilities (severe cases)
  • What are symptoms of thoracic compression fracture?

    – Slowly worsening back pain — lying on your back may relieve the pain and standing may make it worse – Decreased height – Stooped-over posture – Numbness or tingling, weak muscles, problems walking and (possible) trouble controlling your bowels or bladder because of nerve damage