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Pain from old T7 compression fracture.

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  • Posted By: Andrewjc
  • November 2, 2012
  • 01:13 PM

On 8 FEB 2011 I suffered a severe back injury while snowboarding in Colorado. I received a compression fracture to my T7 vertebra. No surgery was performed, the doctors let it heal in it's compressed shape giving my spine a curve that resembles mild scoliosis.

Within 3 to 4 months of the injury I started`a regular strength routine and within 7 to 10 months of the injury I would experience pain sometimes but it seemed I was relatively pain free and was able to return to my active lifestyle and job as a bell/valet which involves running and lifting heavy luggage. Now over a year and a half later I'm experiencing pain again in the injured area similar to the 3-4 months stage which sometimes includes pain when I take a deep breath. I can't tell if the pain is coming from my back muscles overcompensating for the mild scoliosis or if the T7 vertebra it's self was re-injured. There are times when I don't any experience pain but the pain is becoming more frequent. What should be my course of action?

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