Broken L5, fixation of L4 to S1
I’m 28 years old and it’s been 8 months since I had a skydiving accident which resulted in a burst fracture of L5. I have had a surgery for fixation of L4 to S1 and bone grafting of L5. The L5 has reconstructed well in the first three months after the surgery and after 6 months it has decreased in height but the doc said it’s ok. I hope he will remove those screws and plates, once it gives me some pain. And makes my lower back solid and unflexible which basically do not let me do my job properly, because i can’t arch my lower back.
Since I began to jump again I’ve been having sore upper back, between the shoulder blades.
So, has anyone have the same injure, have you had sore upper back??Have you had the hardware removed??? Once it was removed did you get your lower back flexible again??? And how long did it take for a full recover???