Nonsurgical Treatment for Lumber Compression Fractures

Like other spinal fractures, lumber compression fracture in most patients heals with pain medication, reduction in activity and medications to stabilize bone density. In addition, back brace help minimize motion during healing process and enable patients to return back to their everyday activities. The pain due to Lumber compression fracture heals in few days with medication that includes analgesics and other drugs to relieve pain due to fractured vertebrae, muscles and nerves.

 NSAIDs, pain medications containing narcotics and muscle relaxants are often prescribed for short periods of time to ward off risk of addiction. For nerve related pain, antidepressants are invariably used. In relieving pain due to lumbar compression fracture, activity modification and back bracing play a crucial role. Additionally, osteoporosis being main cause of lumbar compression fracture needs to be treated simultaneously.