Compression Fracture Treatment/Recovery
I recently compressed my L1 vertebra 30% (anterior).
I am wearing a torso brace for the next 12 weeks and have had no other treatment prescribed as of yet.
I have little if any pain and no other injuries.However, I am an army infantry officer (35 y/o) and carry a large rucksack, run, and conduct airborne/parachute operations as a regular part of my job. I am trying to get an answer to the following: Is kyphoplasty a reasonable option for me? Or is it generally intended for older/osteo patients?
Specifically, should restoring the vertebral height (via the baloon injection, then bone cement) be a big concern of mine given the stress I will put my back under in the future? Or should I just recover well, take it slow getting back in running/sit-up shape and not worry about it too much?Lastly I have read that compression fractures make people 5 times more likely to suffer another one. But I only see this statistic offered in the context of osteo-sufferers.
Is it true for injury-induced compression fractures as well?Any help/advice I can get is appreciated.