Compression fractures usually heal on their own in about 3 months. While that happens, your doctor may suggest you try some things at home that can make you feel better, such as pain medicines, rest, physical therapy, or a back brace.
Once you're feeling better, ask your doctor if you should join a rehab program or work with a physical therapist. Exercises that strengthen your back can help you avoid having more compression fractures.
Check with your doctor about the best weight-bearing exercises for you, such as:
They're all good for strengthening bones. Or try Tai Chi, which improves balance and helps prevent the falls that lead to fractures.