Did you know?
Some broken bones, including those in the spine, can be painful for some time as your muscles and other tissues are strained and need time to recover even after the fracture heals. Ongoing pain can make it hard to sleep and can make you depressed or irritable, slowing down the healing process. Physical therapy treatments for pain, massage, gentle exercise, and relaxation techniques can help you control your pain and improve your mood. If needed, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist about pain relief medications that are safe for you.