Non-Surgical Treatment for Lumber Compression Fracture

All patients of lumber compression fracture do not require treatment through surgical intervention. Many patients get relief from pain with adequate rest, limiting physical activities, oral pain killing medication and supportive therapy to improve and stabilize bone density.  Lumber compression fracture can also be relieved by minimizing motion and forward bending during healing process by using braces. The brace supports the back, restricts movement and takes most of the pressure off the fractured vertebrae to help vertebrae to heal.

Use of pain relieving medication like NSAIDs and muscle relaxants are often prescribed to patients of lumbar compression fracture either singly or in combination. However, pain medications containing narcotics are prescribed for short periods of time to prevent risk of addiction.  In many patients for nerve related pain, antidepressants are also used.

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