Broken back (not as bad as it sounds)

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8/7/2018 12:41 AM

Hi guys,
Spark of life into my vitalmx as positive feedback from my last post as had bike problems. But thought I'd share my lastest escapade. I just recently broke my back t3 fracture, t4 compression t5 compression fractures. As scary as it sounds it has actually been fairly ok to get on with, each day is getting better even at nearly 7weeks into doing it. I was lucky enough I didn't need any surgery and just been put in a brace and to take it easy.. the worst thing of the whole experience was not knowing what was going to happen in hospital in the early days of it. I was only in hospital for a week but 4 days were staring at the ceiling not knowing my certainty of what was going to happen.. but everything is looking positive. Photo

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8/7/2018 3:54 AM

Glad it wasn't worse. Heal up buddy.

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8/7/2018 5:06 AM

Heal up man. I'm glad it wasn't worse. Take care of your back & take the recovery seriously. Don't mount back up too quickly.

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8/7/2018 7:34 AM

Donald,

80 percent of your recovery will be mental, if you know that you will recover. You will do what is nessary to recover!

One of the best things I did after braking my back was to get an inversion board & use it, it takes time to get use to being inverted,work up slow & learn how to toughen you core muscles.

Also work on you flexibility. You will get through this, If I can do it at 60 years old ( doing it again @ 62, refractured L2) so can you!

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8/7/2018 10:28 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/7/2018 10:31 AM

Been there... 3 years ago. T3,4,5,6,8, along with 10 ribs and a few more casualties.
I’ve been riding for over a year with no problems. Cryotherapy and CBD oils have been very helpful in my recovery...

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8/7/2018 11:40 AM

THIS: If your Dr. has not discussed Kyphoplasti with you seek another opinion. When I compressed my T-5, 6,7 (total of 12mm crush) in 2010 the procedure was somewhat new and the Spine Dr. didn’t recommend. BIG mistake. I have constant pain at varying levels depending on what I do. The misalignment with the surrounding tissues causes a cramping pressure/pain. The procedure can still be done even if there’s been some time since the mishap. How long I don’t know.
Here’s a link with some basic info.
https://www.mayfieldclinic.com/PE-Kyphoplasty.htm

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8/7/2018 3:06 PM

Been there. Compression fracture t-12 last July. Been just over a year and still in constant pain. Hope you have a full recovery

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8/7/2018 3:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/7/2018 3:27 PM

I hope your recovery goes well am glad it wasn’t more serious.

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8/7/2018 9:32 PM

Heal up well! Glad you're going to be alright!

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8/7/2018 10:34 PM

Good luck on your recovery!

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9/21/2018 12:12 AM

Thanks for all the positive vibes! I just did my first week back at work and the helped me out a lot, been roughly 12/13 weeks since the accident and I’m feeling like I could ride now. Done a 25mile roadbike cycle at 8 weeks in and that hurt but it was a good hurt ?.

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9/21/2018 1:01 AM

Hope your recovery goes well. Your very positive considering the circumstances. God bless.

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9/21/2018 2:31 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/21/2018 2:32 AM

Morning mate, glad to read that its not as bad as it sounds!
I fractured my L5 transverse process bone around 5 weeks ago, i was only wearing a ufo roost shield which gave me no protection when the bike hit me in the back, big mistake!
I've never been so close to packing it all up, as i realise how lucky I am to get such a minor injury

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9/21/2018 3:32 AM

hope you heal up quick dude! also this is probably the toughest sounding thread title ever hahaha

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I'm the dude, man.

9/21/2018 6:48 AM

Aquasco MD in 1981 landed on my butt and crushed T4 & T5 and spent about 7 or 8 months in a brace. No back problems since then.

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9/21/2018 7:10 AM

It's amazing how many of us have suffered compression fractures. Stoked you'll make a full recovery. As I'm not a doctor I won't give you medical advice.

I will however say this, you have the right attitude and a positive mindset. Keep that. Youth is on your side.

Speedy recovery...

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9/21/2018 9:52 AM

Hang in there bub! Your mindset is exactly where it needs to be....., you’re gonna be fine. As mentioned before, take recovery serious. God bless, in my prayers ?

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9/21/2018 9:57 AM

Keep in good spirits. I’ve done it twice now. Once your feeling healed work on your flexibility and core muscles. When I let my core get weak I notice increase in pain. I hear good things about inversion tables but have not yet tried one. You can do this!

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9/21/2018 10:14 AM

Good luck and hope you heal up quick..
I’ve had 3 fusion surgeries myself all due to my riding.. Photo
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9/21/2018 9:19 PM

moore433 wrote:

Good luck and hope you heal up quick..
I’ve had 3 fusion surgeries myself all due to my riding.. Photo
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I will eventually have to get my neck fused, or possibly disc replacement ?? How has your neck treated you since surgery ? How long has it been ?

My back gets sore from working long hours (labor job...) and then I ride on the weekends and the cycle continues. But am lucky that I don’t need surgery.

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2/18/2019 3:05 AM

Hi all
Thought I would update. I’m currently back to normal.. as normal as I was anyway! Back riding and working, I am a full 20mm shorter than I was but we can work with that! Still sore but a dull sore not agony.
Cheers guys

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2/18/2019 3:26 AM

Donald126 wrote:

Hi all
Thought I would update. I’m currently back to normal.. as normal as I was anyway! Back riding and working, I am a full 20mm shorter than I was but we can work with that! Still sore but a dull sore not agony.
Cheers guys

Glad to hear you are doing good! Scary stuff.

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2/18/2019 4:39 AM

Donald126 wrote:

Hi all
Thought I would update. I’m currently back to normal.. as normal as I was anyway! Back riding and working, I am a full 20mm shorter than I was but we can work with that! Still sore but a dull sore not agony.
Cheers guys

Wow, so awesome to see you're back on your feet and back on the bike!!!

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2/18/2019 7:34 AM

Glad to hear you're ok Donald. Backs and necks are nothing to mess around with. I always tend to think that the guy's who come away clean on something like this....is a rebate on your life. Use it! Every day you have fun now , is a bonus day compared to a lot of other people who didn't get that chance. I wish you well my man.

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2/18/2019 7:48 AM

good outcome for sure. surgery isn't fun.I am 3 months out of t1 thru t6 fused 9 screws and 2 rods. its my neck and shoulders that are still giving me troubles.i can move my right arm again too. as jeffro said im glad it hurts means it still works. my t3 and 4 were in pieces. hope it all keeps going positive for you. ride smart and smooth boys.

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2/18/2019 8:01 AM

Compression fractures of T12, L1 and L2. No surgery needed. Back feels perfectly normal now as long as I keep up with my core exercises and stretching. If I stop for a couple days my back gets stiff and sore, which is motivation enough to get my fat ass moving. From what you've described, sounds like you'll be fine if you keep active.

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