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Was it post-traumatic fracture?
Was MRI done?
Yes- I did it two weeks ago- a trampoline accident. MRI and CAT scans were done.I was told I had a compression fracture of about 30% of the L4. No surgery was needed. I have been advised to wear the brace for 8 weeks minimum and no exercise.
With those details I guess you should restrain sexual activities.
Compressed vertebra can be unstable in alignment.
Any exercise or physical activity can lead to further mal-alignment and there can be compression of nerves.
Thanks for this Does that mean no sex for the 8 weeks? I wasn't planning on it but when I start to resume exercise I am wondering is this the time I can consider sex also? and if so, what would be safe? I can't find any information on this and wonder where I cam get the best advise? a Physio?
So ideally you should any sprain on your back atleast for 8-10 weeks.
Appropriate approach would be to get a check xray or if needed scan after 8-10 weeks to see for healing.
Once sufficient healing has occurred you can taken up physical activities slowly initially.
Then as body permits you can increase activities and start sexual activities.
You can get best advise if you see a spine specialist in person.After clinical evaluation and going through findings of MRI doctor can advise or make tailored protocol for you.
Physiotherapy would be useful but in later stages once some healing has occurred.
Please ask if you want me to explain anything.
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ok great. Thanks for this. I will do f/u x-rays in a month to see how I am healing. I was also going to see a physio to check on safe exercise to do when I am able. Exercise was part of my daily routine prior to the accident- swimming, running, ballet, flying trapeze and trampoline. I am fit and healthy and healing quickly- already walking without frame and good flexibility and gait. I understand I need to do the healing time for my bone to reset and won't look into any exercise until the xray and the full 8 weeks is passed. I am guessing swimming will be the first thing I can resume. I will take it slowly as this seems to be the main thing.
I intend to have the same physical and sexual life I had prior to this accident and understand that I should be able to if I let myself heal well now.
Yes, the approach you have decide is ideal and appropriate.
Yes, you can surely resume all activities after healing.
Thanks -this is encoraging- appreciated!
encouraging I meant