L1 compression fracture
I had exrays whiched showed L1 compression fracture. They did a bone density as they suspected Osteroperois. I don't have it but have some calcium loss in hip area. Was given pain meds and told to wear a back lumbar brace. A few months later my legs were feeling weak so they did an MRI. Nothing showed was told it just takes time. Went to Chiropractor went thru lazer therapy and exercise program. Was feeling much better the end of summer so I went back to work in Nov. lasted for 2 weeks. Pain in lower back,buttocks and shooting pain down my legs started up and getting increasingly worst. I was taken back off work and now they want me to wear this other brace a Thoracolumbar brace for a while not sure how long but was told they try differnet things first as the last resort is a fusion surgically. It has been almost 1 year since injury and I can still hardly move around, bend, walk , stand or sit for long periods. I get so frustrated at how long this is taking. I feel so helpless and down as I am not even able to socialize much at home and mostly away from home.