Treatment For Vertebral Fractures?
Morning Doctor. I want to ask, the 5th bone of my panta bone had cracked to the left and is now broken, can it still be cured? How about the operation? and can I still have children? Because of this pain every day I feel. Thank you, Doctor
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If you have a history of fractures in the form of fractured vertebrae in the spinal region, and the condition of this fracture is stable / incomlete spinal injury, then this is expected to not cause paralysis / severe leg muscle weakness, so that recovery of patients with vertebral fractures can be done immediately and assisted with medical rehabilitation. Therefore, the recovery process of patients with spinal fractures needs to be known directly by the doctor with direct examination related to when the event, the point of the spinal cord injury, how wide the crack or fracture and what neurological deficits are found will affect the identification of the scale of the spinal cord injury to treatment, care, medical rehabilitation and recovery time.
However, if you previously stated that your spine was fractured and is currently broken, then this indicates a complete fracture with all the possible complications, so some of the complaints below accompany injury to the lumbar region, such as:
1. weakness of the pelvic area and legs
2. difficult to control urinating and defecating
3. thick taste
4. pain or back pain
5. limb muscle weakness
6. the size of the leg muscles shrink
7. changes in function and sexual activity
For surgery and medical rehabilitation, it is expected to be able to help and provide hope for patients to improve their mobility and muscle ability, especially surgery performed to prevent pressure on the nerves, to reduce other comorbid complaints, however, all of this needs to be ascertained directly by your bone surgeon. Without examination and without knowing the degree of your spinal cord injury, identification of the problem and treatment is difficult. However, in general, surgery and rehabiliation measures carried out as early as possible will help the recovery process be shorter than if a delay was made.
Regarding having offspring, some experts think this will affect sexual activity (especially in men) and fertility. However, other opinions state that there is no fertility effect in the event of spinal cord injury, as long as sexual intercourse or other methods of fertilization can occur. Because spinal cord injury does not affect sperm production in men and does not affect egg production in women. However, handling pregnant patients with spinal cord injury will certainly be different compared to women with normal pregnancies.
Therefore, many things that you can discuss with your bone surgeon are related to your condition and your desires. Therefore, visit your doctor to help the clinical process of handling the condition you are facing right now.
For home care, if you can walk and move, you should not do excessive or risky movements until you get advice and recommendations from the doctor who treats you.
Thus the info we can convey.