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#1 msczublewski

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 02:13 AM

i was wondering if you have a broken back if you can still walk , i have something moving in my back and i can here it when it moves also the pain is so bad pain meds don't really help much and there is pain shooting down my legs , so i am asking if any knows if you can still walk around if you have a broken back?

#2 JimG

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 02:32 AM

i was wondering if you have a broken back if you can still walk , i have something moving in my back and i can here it when it moves also the pain is so bad pain meds don't really help much and there is pain shooting down my legs , so i am asking if any knows if you can still walk around if you have a broken back?



I walked around with a broken back (L5) for 18 months w/o pain....just progessive paralysis/weakness.

Why don't you go see a doctor?
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#3 pistol_pete

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 02:33 AM

Possibly. if the spinal cord is undamaged you'll still be able to walk I suppose.

Sounds like you need a doctor and an MRI machine, not a website.
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#4 Jess67

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 02:51 AM

Try for MRI. X-ray didn't see my swollen spinal cord for 4 months. The day before I was supposed to go home I got an MRI and found severed cord with busted bone inside the spine. My buddy also wrecked in motocross and had a sore neck. The next day I heard he was life flighted to a hospital with a broken neck. He is all right now. Like the others I would say get it checked right now.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 09:07 AM

Go and see a doctor immediately. Why would you wait???
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 10:13 AM

I would say get your ... to a Dr immediately! Not something to mess around with!
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 10:26 AM

you could be doing more damage to yourself by wasting time asking us and not going to a hospital or doctor and ask for a CT scan or MRI. It's worth paying to find out NOW than feeling like a real flip because you didn't go and end up in a wheelchair. Don't wait until you can't pee or do no. 2s cos then you'll be up to your knees in it. GO NOW like a ggood boy

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 10:40 AM

Step away from the computer AND GET SOMEONE ELSE to get you to the nearest hospital now.

Your body isn't something to mess around with.

Good luck and I hope it's nothing serious.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 03:53 PM

How did you damage your back, and when did it happen?

It's possible to damage your back in so many ways, and every way can give a different outcome.

You really need an X-Ray at the very least, to check for damaged discs, fractures or dislocations.

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#10 tyvin

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 05:35 PM

The answer is yes and seek immediate medical council even though you say you have pain meds which brings me to the conclusion that you have a doctor. So I would relay my concerns to the doctor if you haven't already.

I walked around with a broken back for quite awhile. Yes the x-ray was done and showed nothing so I lived on pain pills to disguise the condition because the back is so "mysterious" that we really don't know why so many people have back pain. To make a long story short I had been living with a hairline fracture; one that didn't show up on a routine x-ray. When I sought another opinion the that doc did an MRI and voila a fracture had been there the whole time.

My advice to you; "INSIST" on an MRI immediately.



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