Vertebral Self-fusion

Due to calcification of the vertebral ligaments, the adjacent vertebrae start touching each other and gradually fuse, causing stiffness, backache, change in the shape of the spine, and limited movements. It can also cause tingling or numb sensation in the legs, pain in the legs and buttock region, difficulty walking, etc. Surgery may be advised for severe conditions. Building the core muscles and weight reduction can ease the symptoms.

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Do fractured vertebrae heal on their own?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a little stressed as I headed a car accident a week ago. I have a fracture in my T2 and T4 vertebrae. Doctor send me home with no brace and asked me to just take it easy. They advised me not to lift heavy weight and it will heal in six weeks. I am feeling good but there is a lit...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclniq.com. You have mentioned a car accident about a week ago in which you fractured T2 and T4 vertebrae. For any spinal fracture, opinion is based upon: 1) Detailed neurological examination of the patient. 2) x-ray and if needed MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the involve...  Read Full »

How long does spinal self fusion take?

Query: Hi doctor, I have constant low back pain. The pain is radiating from the lower back to the buttocks and both legs. There is a tingling sensation after exercise and walking. Before five years, I had a bad episode of back pain with sciatica. I was told that it was a slipped disc but did not get a sca...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding the time required for fusion, it is highly variable and thus tough to say. I need to explain here that this process is usually a very slow one and occurs irregularly. For example, it can proceed 5% for a month and then stop. After a couple of days or months, it...  Read Full »

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