Spinal compression fractures can be painful, and in some cases, the pain can be so severe that it begins to impact your ability to perform normal day-to-day activities. This is because a fracture or break in the vertebrae can cause bone fragments to rub against each other. Fortunately, minimally invasive surgical procedures such as kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are an effective solution to this problem. Typically performed together, these procedures can eliminate painful symptoms and improve overall mobility when other treatment measures are unable to provide relief. Both procedures are outpatient where the patient will go home the same day.
The main purpose for a kyphoplasty procedure is to relieve pain caused by a spinal compression fracture. This type of fracture usually occurs when the bony structure in the spine collapses, resulting in pain, loss of height and other deformities. A doctor may recommend the procedure for some of the following reasons:
Kyphoplasty can be an effective solution for individuals with weakened bones as a result of conditions like osteoporosis or cancer. Read on to learn more about what to expect before, during and after surgery:
While spinal compression fractures are linked to higher morbidity rates, medical advancements have made it possible for doctors to perform corrective surgery via minimally invasive techniques. This helps doctors achieve successful results that would have otherwise required a larger operation in the past. Kyphoplasty procedures are performed under moderate sedation rather than general anesthesia. Some other benefits of a kyphoplasty procedure may include:
Before considering kyphoplasty to treat a spinal compression fracture, consult the experienced team from Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic. We can help you assess the benefits and risks involved with this type of surgery and help you determine the right solution for your condition. Dr. Adam Lewis has performed over 4000 kyphoplasty procedures since the procedure was developed in 2000.
Contact us today to learn more about kyphoplasty or to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists. We’ll find a solution that works for you! Call us at (601) 366-1011.