Nonsurgical Treatment of Osteoporosis & Compression Fractures in Your Spine
As the life expectantly of our population increases, we see this issue more frequently. Compression fractures are a break in the bone. Our spine is composed of three parts, the lumbar, in the lower back, the thoracic, in the middle back, and the cervical area, in the neck. These fractures are most common in the lumbar and thoracic areas because the inside of the bone is filled with spongy bone, which is susceptible to breakage because of its porous nature. As we age, the bone becomes brittle, fractures, and causes either scoliosis or kyphosis. Kyphosis causes a hunched back, which can be painful. Part of our treatment plan includes pain management, a brace, and activity modification. A large portion of patients can manage their kyphosis successfully with this treatment in 4-6 weeks. For those who have persistent issues, we offer kyphoplasty.
One treatment for this condition is a Kyphoplasty, a non-surgical, minimally-invasive treatment of osteoporotic compression fractures. A needle is inserted in the spine to inject cement to restore the porous bone. This can be done in the office without general anesthesia, minimizing your adverse side effects. Recovery for this procedure allows you to resume your normal routine the next day, without braces. Get back to your active lifestyle without pain and without hunching over.