Multiple Vert. Compression Fractures-lenghth of time to recuperate
I've been recovering from 4 vert. compression fractures since Nov 09; post-menupausal osteoporosis (severe amenorrhea during my adult life was a big contributing factor). Does anyone have a research source about whether it's unusual to be taking so long for healing?
While I am unable to work, I had made good progress* in recent months, though a fall last week caused a relapse. The pain had been truly horrific Nov - Dec, improved greatly (totally off pain meds), and now the pain is bad again. Good news: no new fractures with the recent fall). Have been on Forteo, though off this last week as it was causing much dizziness. Will retry shortly; hope to tolerate the dizziness; may take it every other day, though there is no research on its efficacy with such a schedule.
Prior to this last fall: Swimming 7/8 mi + PT exercises in pool 2 x weekly. Walking 3 miles 2 x weekly (some on seated machine) w PT exercises. Lots of breathing exercises (from Postural Restoration Institute) and just beginning super light weights. Still needing to lie down 3 x daily.
Thank you in advance.