Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
182 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

How long waist belt should be worn for anterior wedge compression?

Sir, Iam 49 years old working a teacher.25 days back i fall down in badminon court. my hips dashed hardly. Here is my MRI report --- anterior wedge compression of L1 vertebral body with fracture showing hypo intensities on T1 and hyper intensities on STIR images........ s/o probable post traumatic changes. 2) Degenerativde disc diseage at D12- L1, L3-4, L4-5 and L5 -S1 levels. 3) Bilateral para central disc bulge of L4-5 and diffuse disc bulge of L5-S1 showing encroachment on neural foromina. Above is MRI impression . My Dr recommonded waist belt and rest How long i have to use the belt ? How long i have to take rest ? Is there any neurotic problems will happen in future ? Shall I travell or attending my routin duties ? Please answer me. There are 6 members are depending on me. Thanking you sir
Thu, 12 Dec 2019
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response

Eight to twelve weeks will be the recommend period. You can start physiotherapy and weight bearing after that. Consult a physiatrist and he will direct you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Started having anterior cervical pain on the right. fever, headaches and abdominal pain. taking Tylenol and tums and this helps. how long should I...

Recent questions on  MRI

doctor1 MD

hi i cant type but heres the story march 2011 i was having severe headaches i had 2 cat scan and a mri my doctor said i had bad sinuses but they...

doctor1 MD

Dear Sir, I am sending details as given in the MRI BRAIN REPORT taken in August 2003 at sree chithra thirunal medical science and technology,...

doctor1 MD

sir, i m suffering from brain tubercloma from april 2011,i went to cmc vellore in may for mycobacteria culture test i got the report by cmc as...

doctor1 MD

Hi My father is undergoing Dialysis and few weeks backs he was diagonized to have Jaundice. Suddenly he got Seizures as well. MRI Scan shows Late...

doctor1 MD

For past 12+ hours, I’ve had left side pain from left pectoral up through left shoulder and down my left arm to my hand. Sharpest pain is in...

doctor1 MD

I had a discectomy and I woke up in excruciating pain. A week later a laminectomy to stop the pain. Epidural injection,Morhine, Dilaudid , nothing...

doctor1 MD

I have been diagnosed with spondylothesis of the L5 and S1 region. I have had an mri and x-rays for my back. I had an epidural injection(2) in Nov...