Back injuries

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  1. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    Each fracture is different. I would consider getting a second opinion from someone who specializes in sports medicine. They'll be better able to tell you how to manage your injury and what, if any, limitations you'd have.

    I suffered a stress fracture of my L1 but it was very stable and has never caused a problem. It sounds like your injuries are a lot different.
     
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  2. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    I think you'll be fine if you use caution and common sense. IMO there's no "100% safe horse" out there if they've a pulse. Getting past the jitters and the mental part's half the battle.
     
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  3. equinitis

    equinitis Senior Member

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    I had compression fractures of three cervical vertebrae in an auto accident in 1995. I'm shorter now than I used to be! I was not riding at the time of my accident and did not get back into equines for several years after my accident.
    I wish I had gotten some PT, I lack range of motion in my shoulders and neck and my back is very crabby now. I ride with no complications though and riding does help me relax.
     
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