Spinal compression fractures and how we can help

Spinal compression fractures and how we can help


Severe back pain with a history of osteoporosis or an accident? 

While having osteoporosis or a history of an accident along with back pain doesn’t always mean you have a vertebral compression fracture, they are risk factors for developing one.

Having a vertebral compression fracture or broken vertebrae can be very painful and may not improve quickly.  If this is the case, a procedure called a kyphoplasty or vertbroplasty can be done to improve your pain significantly.

First, you will be evaluated to determine if you are an appropriate candidate.  If so, a kyphoplasty may be recommended to treat the source of your pain, the broken or collapsed part of your spine.

A kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive, x-ray guided procedure that treats fractures of the spine.  A small incision is make that allows a needle to be inserted into the area of the fracture under x-ray guidance.  A small balloon is then used to restore the height of the broken vertebrae.  The balloon is removed and bone-like cement is then injected into the area of the fracture.

Since kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure, recovery doesn’t take long and you may notice your pain improve quickly.  After a short time in the recovery area, you can go home the same day.

If you are suffering from a compression fracture or another painful spine condition, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kline at Integrated Spine and Pain Services.




Daniel L. Kline, MD

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