12 Sep Benefits of Using Kyphoplasty to Help Compression Fractures
Compression fractures can happen for a variety of reasons. Car accidents, falls, and other trauma can cause the spine to develop fractures and develop pain in the back and surrounding areas. Osteoporosis and cancer can also cause the spine to weaken, which can lead to fractures. These compression fractures often come with severe pain. They can also cause deformities in the spine and affect mobility.
To treat compression fractures, many patients undergo a procedure called kyphoplasty. Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that stabilizes the spine and alleviates symptoms. Read on to learn more about the advantages of this method. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.
How Kyphoplasty Helps Compression Fractures
Small incisions are made in your back. A tube is placed through these incisions, and a balloon is placed through the tube. The balloon is slowly inflated to bring the spine back to the vertebral body height that your body had before the fracture. Once the balloon is removed, a special cement is put in its place. The cement hardens and adds stability.
This procedure offers many benefits. It is not a major surgery, so recovery is quicker and easier. The decrease in pain can be felt immediately.The risk of developing a deformed spine is decreased.
You will not need a spinal brace, as kyphoplasty stabilizes the fracture and restores vertebral body height. The hospital stay is short and the procedure prevents future spinal fractures from occurring. You will even see an improvement in spine mobility, allowing you to perform daily activities with ease.
Treat Compression Fractures With Help From Scottsdale Pain Management Experts at Integrated Pain Consultants
Board certified pain management expert Dr. Nikesh Seth has helped many Scottsdale patients deal with the pain caused by compression fractures. Dr. Nikesh Seth and his team of pain specialists offer kyphoplasty and other innovative pain relief options. Book a consultation online today or call (480) 626-2552.