Compressed thoracic vertebrae following fall.
HiI had a serious fall down the stairs 4 months ago and was taken on a spinal board to A&E. X-rays taken at the time showed no bony injury, however, following this I have had pain from in my thoracic area from my back to my sternum. X-rays taken last week have shown a mild compression of the 8th thoracic vertebrae.From this I assume that this was a fracture that was missed in A&E, does a compressed vertabrae mean that it was a compression fracture?Secondly, what if any treatment is likely to improve the pain I am experiencing?
I assume that the vertebrae will not un-compress, therefore, what are the long term implications?Will physiotherepy help, what should I avoid? Thanks