When one thinks of a broken back it can be thought of as something that will require surgery. But surprisingly most compression fractures heal in about 3 months naturally. At Physicians Medical Group of Cleveland, we offer a number of treatment options for any condition associated with the back.
A combination of medication, custom-fit back braces, selected exercise and activity modifications all are effective non-surgical treatments.
Compression fractures may cause severe pain. Sometimes over the counter (OTC) medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, may do the trick. However, If the pain persists, our doctors may prescribe a stronger pain reliever.
For patients who also have osteoporosis, calcitonin, a hormone that helps regulate calcium levels, can also be used as a pain reliever.
If the pain still continues and there is no sign of improvement after about 2 months, then we may want to discuss surgical options.
At Physicians Medical Group of Cleveland we provide all levels of treatment from Physical Therapy to Chiropractic Services to Surgical procedures all under one room. And with same day appointments we make it easy and convenient for you.
If you are having any back pain or have recently suffered a back injury we can help !
Call us today at (440)-882-6382