What do you do for a T11 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.

Is a back brace good for a fractured vertebrae?

Your doctor may recommend a back brace to support and stabilize the spine while a compression fracture heals. He or she may recommend that you wear the brace every day until the fracture heals.

How long does a T11 fracture take to heal?

You can expect your broken bone to heal within about three months.

How long do you have to wear a back brace for fractured vertebrae?

The spinal brace is usually worn for a period of 8 weeks, to support your back and prevent movement around the fracture site but this can alter depending on your healing rate and your consultant’s opinion.

Do compression fractures heal in the elderly?

Most patients can make a full recovery or at least significant improvements from their compression fracture after six to 12 weeks, and can return to a normal exercise program after the fracture has fully healed.

What does T11 vertebrae control?

These vertebrae are important in the control of your kidneys, ureters, colon, small intestines, lymph circulation system, buttocks, and the uterus (in women). As with any of your vertebrae, the T11 can be the culprit of a wide range of health problems.

What does the T11 vertebra control?

Is a heating pad good for a compression fracture?

Heat and ice: Cover it with a towel before you apply it. Ice helps prevent tissue damage and decreases swelling and pain. Apply heat on your back for 20 to 30 minutes every 2 hours for as many days as directed. Heat helps decrease pain and muscle spasms.

What is a T11 compression fracture?

Compression fractures of the spine usually occur at the bottom part of the thoracic spine (T11 and T12) and the first vertebra of the lumbar spine (L1). Compression fractures of the spine generally occur from too much pressure on the vertebral body.

Where is T11 located in back?

thoracic spine
The eleventh thoracic vertebra (T11) is located near the bottom of the thoracic spine. Generally, the spinal bones are larger and heavier the further down they are located. This helps each vertebra to support the weight of the vertebrae above it, as well as the weight of the skull and brain.