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What is the treatment for a compression fracture of vertebra?

Q: What is the correct treatment for compression fracture for L1 vertebra? I am having severe pain while getting up, specially from the lying down position and while turning in bed. I am going for physiotherapy as prescribed by my orthopaedic specialist?

A:The fracture of spine must first of all be fully investigated to make sure that it is not because of some serious underlying problem like cancer or infection. It may also be because of weakness in bone called osteoporosis which is probably the reasons you are getting so much pain for a long time. You should get yourself fully investigated and do not ignore it. Whatever the reason it should be possible to relieve pain. You should consult a good orthopaedic surgeon for further management.

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