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Broken Back- vertebra fractures
An_253980 posted:
Spring 2010, landed on tail bone onto concrete floor probably a drop of 6ft, had pain since and x-ray showed nothing. Aggrevated my back many times since, Sept.2010 CT showed compression fracture of T11 and compression deformies in Thoracic and Lumber Spine, was put on light duty at work shortly thereafter then work injury lifting 200lb late Jan.2011. MRI showed progression of an anterior wedge compression fracture of T11 and evidence of a anterior wedge compression fracture of L3, also mild disc space desiccation(dehydrate) seen at L2-3 level. MRI done May 2011. It has been a hard to adjust, being physical active and outgoing to near zero activity and home bound. Pain medication has gradually increased due not knowing my boundary, I am on the pain patch and other meds to keep my pain level down. I have learnt to be disabled because I have had a hard time coming to that conclusion, trying to learn yourself that you are no longer capable of playing recreational sports or working for living. Everybody thinks I capable because I can still walk and move, I sometimes think that I am capable but reminded by weeks of increased pain. I have been up to 100mcg using the Fentanyl Patch, then down to 75. Back up to 100 now working on going down again 75mcg, I have to work on pain management because I don't know? I am being treated by my family doctor and would like to see me at 50mcg and I don't think I can get there. Should I be looking at going to see a pain doctor?

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