I recently came off my horse on a trail ride & I fractured my L5 vertebra in 2 places. My fractures were stable enough with a brace that I did not need surgery. I am currently in a back brace with a leg extension. I have already been wearing he brace for 4 weeks & I will continue to wear it for at least another 5-6 weeks. Maybe longer, depending on the doctor.
I am just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience & if someone can give me some insight on what's in store for me after the brace comes off. I know that I will have to do physiotherapy. I have no idea how difficult this will be.
I am also wondering if I will have a lot of pain when I finally get back in the saddle.
I know everyone's situation is different, I would just like some personal experience.
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