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    Can a fracture reoccur after a kyphoplasty at L1?

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Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: I have been told i have a compression fracture on L1 which previously had a kyphoplasty. Can it fracture again?
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 5 minutes later
yes it can fracture again for sure .
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 18 hours later
What is usually done to relieve the pain. Pain has been from April to current without relief and sometimes greater. Thank you .
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
All needed details have been explained thoroughly .

Detailed Answer:
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I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Usually natural healing of the same takes around more than 3 months period .

* Salient guidelines for better management of pain of compression fracture L1

# Pain medications
- Acetaminophen and other non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs
- Muscle relaxants
- Anti depressants in nerve related pain conditions
- Local application of heating pad with analgesic spray & ointments
- Lavender oil is an emerging option of aroma therapy
- Ultrasound guided lasers in many cases give fast results
- Assisted physiotherapy in selected cases

# Support for back
- Good back brace will minimize motions , has to be used under medical
supervision only .

# Postural modifications
- Bed rest in only severely acute pain conditions , otherwise remain ambulatory
- Avoid sudden bending , lifting heavy weights
- No jumping with jerks
- Use of soft cushion back rest when prolong sitting required

# Management of other parameters
- Maintain BP , blood sugar , cholesterol , body weight under control
- Osteoporosis care with calcium , vitamin D3 supplements

# Life style modifications
- Avoid smoking , alcohol
- Balanced nutritious diet , maintain hydration levels
- Remain joyful with likelihood activities
- Regular walking , light exercises , deep breathing exercises , YOGA
- BE POSITIVE attitude of life
- Regular sound sleep of 7 - 8 hrs

Hope this will help you .
welcome for further questions .
Regards .
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