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History: t 12 compression fracture ,annular tear l 4_5. Six

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History: t 12 compression fracture ,annular tear l 4_5. Six months ago after a fall. Symtoms of leg weaknes and numbness (left leg) also lower back pain and soreness and itching along my spine, also some days spine can feel very painfull. Some days my gait can be very unsteady . why is this happening ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this questionThis is highly concerning for compression of the spineYou need an MRI of the total spine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is that all the information ? Already had mri. and scans . l just wanted to understand symtoms
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes the fracture and the tear is causing instability of the spineThis instability is causing pressure on nerves
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
will symtoms ease off in time ? Will i get back to normal ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Its hard to say for sureI would definitely try physio
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
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