I fell off top step of ladder 2 1/2 weeks ago, did go to emergency room because of pain and fear. CAT Scan showed internal organs ok, but minor fracture of L4 vertebrae. I stayed off work for 4 days, but the pain in horrible still, and I know sitting is aggravating things, I just had to take 3 days and did nothing to try to allow healing but first this as I sit, it can feel it and so worried about what to do. Can anyone tell me of your experience? I cannot get to neurosurgeon until 5/14, but I don't think there is anything they can do? Thank you for reading my question... please help!!!
I can empathize with you I have 2 blown disc's in my back L4 and L5. You are right sitting or standing for more than 20 minutes makes it worse. After several different drug combinations my doctor came up with Celebrex, soma and instant release oxycodone 5mg. I also take a prednisone surge 3 times a year. This helps with the pain but not mobility. Also lying down with a heating pad after taking these meds alleviates some pain. They will not do surgery because I contracted NASH disease in my liver after a cancer surgery 9 years ago. So this is a lifelong condition for me. I hope this information helps with your back. Best of luck to you.
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