It's been eight weeks since I fell off my bike so my chiropractor suggested we take a couple new x-rays to see how my bones are healing. He thinks the bones are showing good progress, but are not yet completely healed. Since he gave me a 12 week estimate initially, I'm not disappointed.
Interestingly, he noticed something else that had escaped his attention eight weeks ago. It appears that I broke two vertebrae instead of just the one we previously noticed! As you can tell in the image below, T7 has a wedge shape similar to T9, which is indicative of a compression fracture.
|After (May 2012)|
Fortunately, two broken bones are treated the same way as one, and my prognosis has not changed. I'm grateful for noticeable progress in flexibility, strength, and comfort, although I suppose I'd agree that my back doesn't feel completely healed yet.