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Have compression fracture in spine. Difficulty sitting up. Remedy?

My wife aged 68, is suffering from compression fracture in D12 spine and is advised full bedrest for about 6 - 8 week. She finds is extemely difficult to get up from bed occasionaly to go to bathroom and it takes more than 5 minutes for her to sit up without pain in the back. Is there any way to ameliorate the situation?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.
Since the two vertebrae have fractured and the acute pain is there, surgical decompression of the nerve roots should be considered. With the fractured vertebrae and acute pain, physiotherapy should be avoided for a while.
Oral muscle relaxants after consulting a neurosurgeon should provide her temporary relief.
I hope this answers your query.
Answered: Mon, 30 Dec 2013
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