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55 years old suffering from back pain. Increased after falling down. Treatment?

hi, my mom is about 55, she had a back pain and muscules pain long years ago. now she fall down 3 months ago on her back and hands and now she is pain all the day, she can move she can stand well and her hand swallow in the morning as well her feet , we did x-ray yesterday and the result showed no broken bones. can you help me to know what is wrong with her. thanks manahil
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Spine Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for the query. She must be having age related changes in the spine (degenerative changes) and Back muscle injury must have caused pronounced effect. Also Xray may be normal but she may have bad disc which can cause back pain. I would suggest to get a MRI. Has she taken any physiotherapy treatment? that may help. thanks.
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General & Family Physician Dr. S. Jegadeesan's  Response
55 yrs old lady who is having pain in the back is normally due to spondylosis in the vertebrae
which is nothing but Osteo-Arthritis of vertebral bones. According to the level of bones it is named as Cervical, Thoracic or Lumbar spondylytis. Local pain mild to severe , sometimes radiating to the leg may be there. When spondylosis is there stability will be lost & the bones get fractured easily. So she fell and fractured her vetebtibral bones. Level of fracture you have not mentioned. But Lumbar bones get fractured . As you have taken X-Ray, it is better to take MRI of vertibral bones as per fractured site & Lumbar vertbrae. Only MRI will reveal clearly the fracture & Spondylytic changes and Nerve compression. Routine Blood Test for other problems if any. Consult a Nero / Orthopedic surgeon
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